Lake Iroquois Greeter Program Returns for 2019 Season

posted Jul 21, 2019, 1:51 PM by Lake Iroquois Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2019  

Media Contact
Erik Wells
Assistant to the Town Manager
802-876-1168
ewells@willistonvt.org


GRANT FUNDS TO HELP PREVENT SPREAD OF INVASIVE SPECIES
Lake Iroquois Greeter Program Returns for 2019 Season

WILLISTON – A greeter program is taking place again this year to help prevent the spread of invasive species at Lake Iroquois.

The Town of Williston and the Lake Iroquois Association have partnered to run the greeter and boat wash program for the summer 2019 at the Lake Iroquois Public Access. It will employ five greeters plus a manager to inform lake visitors about invasive species and inspect and wash boats and other watercraft to make sure these species are not brought into Lake Iroquois. In addition, the greeters will ensure that invasive milfoil present at Lake Iroquois isn’t attached to watercrafts after use at the lake by inspecting and washing boats as they exit the lake.

This grant will also help fund Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting (DASH) of milfoil at the lake.  The DASH boat will be on the lake removing milfoil later in the summer.

Funding for the greeter program and DASH is made possible through a $14,800 grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The greeters will be at the lake each Friday afternoon and all-day Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day Weekend.  

The Lake Iroquois Association and the Town of Williston are looking forward to another successful summer in 2019 to prevent the spread of invasive species at Lake Iroquois using the greeter program.


 Copy of press release from Town of Williston - June 25, 2019

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