Lake stewards are vital to the water quality of Cedar Lake. They check the weed beds by sections of shoreline for Eurasian Watermilfoil and Purple Loosestrife. Searches are done once a year usually between July 19 and August 7.
Using a rake or something to pull up questionable looking plants, stewards count the leaflet pairs to differentiate Eurasian and Northern Watermilfoil (see attachments). If any suspicious specimens are found, they are placed in a jar or baggie and very carefully noted where collected. The sample is taken to the DNR office in Aitkin, 1200 Minnesota Avenue South, near the Shopko and Paulbeck’s on Highway 169.
Current stewards and lakes sections are:
- Volunteer needed
- Volunteer needed*
24. Volunteer Needed*
Volunteers/subs are always needed. Please help keep our waters pristine!
*Also searches an island.
Shore Land Committee Chair