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Milfoil Project Page
Since it's discovery in Eagle Lake in the 1970's Eurasian Water milfoil has been an ongoing problem in Eagle Lake. Growing in dense mono culture beds that can exceed 1 acre in size, this invasive continues to threaten the delicate ecosystem diversity in the lake. This page is dedicated to attempting to display the information that pertains to Eagle Lake's continuing efforts to control and remove this weed from our lake.

  • Lake Management Plans (Eagle Lake) Page- a brief synopsis of the more viable milfoil control methodologies (including benthic barriers, herbicide, hand/mechanical harvesting, etc.) as outlined in the ENSR Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Eagle Lake.
  • Lake Management Planning Guides Page- General guides to forming a lake management plan as well as management alternatives on other lakes.
  • Work Site Maps Page- 2005, 2008, 2009 Visual guide to milfoil eradication locations and removal totals.
  • Funding Sources Page- a listing of the funding souces/grant applications utilized by Eagle Lake for milfoil removal that fall outside of our normal opperating budget.
  • Permits Page- Documents related to the completion of permits towards the maintainence of Eagle Lake as well the permits themselves.
  • Quarterly Reports (DEC) Page- Quarterly update reports for the Aquatic Invasive Species Eradication Grant.
  • Maps of Eagle Lake Page- Maps showing Eagle Lake and the surrounding area, as well as plant distibution maps and proposed treatment locations.
What We're Removing Where It's Located Throughout the Lake How to Identify and Remove It
under water Milfoil Whole Lake Milfoil Identification
Documents for the Project
4-20-2009 Essex County Board of Supervisors Minutes- Presentation given by Eagle Lake on the status of the milfoil project and asking for a resolution of support for Eagle Lake.
Request to the Town of Ticonderoga- to be lead agent on the milfoil project.
Acceptance Letter from the NYS DEC Aquatic Invasive Species Eradication Grant
Project Narrative (from the 2007 ISG Grant Application)
Supporting Goals and Objectives (from the 2007 ISG Grant Application)
Project Scope of Work, Timeline, Budget: From Final Contract with/ Crown Point and DEC
Town of Crown Point, Town of Ticonderoga, ELPOI (Resolutions to Under Take the Project)
2007-08-20 Brian Houseal Letter of Support for the Invasive Species Eradication Grant
2009-05-04 Essex County Board of Supervisors resolution of Eagle Lake's milfoil project, Phase II Herbicide Use (Resolution no. 137) Also see the meeting handouts at our Essex County Board of Supervisors Page.
2009-3-24 Other options for herbicide use- Plan 1 through 3 options for this area.
2009-4-18 Lake Demonstration Plan- Plan 4 option for the lake.
 
 
Work Sites 2008 Hand Harvest Photos Milfoil Vegetation Survey "Targets"
Harvest Location Harvest Photos
Matting and Hand Harvesting
2008-07-28 APA Under 2 Meter or Less- Hand Harvest Permit #2008-182
2005-08-10 Adirondack Park Agency (APA)- Non-jurisdictional letter for waters deeper than 2 meters
2005-07-22 Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)- Non-jurisdictional letter for waters deeper than 2 meters
2005-07-15 Office of Government Services (OGS)- Determination of Lake Bottom Ownership Letter
2008-06-26 Office of Government Services (OGS)- Hand harvest in waters less than 2 meters
How to Identify and Hand Harvest Milfoil (ELPOI Document on hand harvesting)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Aquatic Plant Management Techniques Very good review of various control methodologies
Products Used
2008-08-13 Tom Hall- Ok's having mats in Over winter
DEC okay to use lumber tarp material- 2008 approval to use lumber tarp material as Benthic Barrier
Product Specifications Duratex Extra- Lumber Tarp Benthic Barrier material
Beneficial Use Determination- 2008 The DEC's okay to use mill wire as a Benthic Barrier
Brownie's Third Lung- Surface operated Diver Air Supply
Video and Images
Videos from Eagle Lake Page- Videos documenting milfoil and the removal process along with other videos relating to Eagle Lake.
Summer 2008 Milfoil Dive Photos Page- Dive Project Photos
Hand Harvest Dive by the Causeway Page- (2005 photos)
2005 Hand Harvest Photos Page Underwater Video of a Patch (Videos Page) How Bad Is It? (Poster Child Page)
Diver Picking Milfoil in Eagle Lake Guide Boat
Herbicide Application Information
General Herbicide Information
  • Herbicide Information Page- general and specific information about two of the herbicides (Renovate and Sonar) that are NYS registered for the control of milfoil. MSDS, Product Labels, Environmental Impact Statements, FAQ's, etc.
  • Turbidity Curtains Page- Information related to materials, costs, deployments, and accessories that can be used for creating a lake within a lake.
  • Curtain Containment Leakage Testing Page- Proposals and materials for determining water exchange rates in curtain contained areas.
  • Pre and Post Treatment Plant Survey Page- a compilation of documents that have been found on the internet or provided by applicators or lake managers related to the application of the herbicide Renovate.

 

Eagle Lake Herbicide Specific Documents
Renovate Permit Survey REPLY- Towns of Ticonderoga and Crown Point 2011 survey responses to Eagle Lake residents questions regarding the future of milfoil project.

Renovate Permit Survey- Towns of Ticonderoga and Crown Point 2011 survey to assess Eagle Lake residents interest on future for milfoil project.

5-31-2012- REPLY from letter to Governor Cuomo Re: Eurasian Watermilfoil in Eagle Lake (Essex County).

4-11-2012- Letter to Governor Cuomo Re: Eurasian Watermilfoil in Eagle Lake (Essex County).

McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum L.L.P. - Attorney retainer contract for APA renovate permit process. (This file contains personal information, please contact us for access.)
ELPOI Motion to pursue an Herbicide see our May 1994 newsletter
ELPOI Letter to Membership Results- Intention to use SONAR survey 1994 Results
ELPOI Letter to Membership- Intention to use SONAR survey 1994
07/10/2009 Curtain opinion letter DEC staff Sinott opinion on curtain use in Eagle Lake
05/12/2009 reply letter from APA re. curtains
Tim Sinott (DEC) letter of Support Letter in reply to John Bennett (DEC) supporting Eagle Lake's desire to use an herbicide
2009-05-04 Essex County Board of Supervisors resolution of Eagle Lake's milfoil project, Phase II Herbicide Use (Resolution no. 137) Also see the meeting handouts at our Essex County Board of Supervisors Page.
2009-3-24 Other options for herbicide use- Plan 1 through 3 options for this area.
2009-4-18 Lake Demonstration Plan- Plan 4 option for the lake.
The Dive Team
(Dianne, Amy, Steve, Mike)
Our Master Benthic Barrier Crafter -Jim- (Matt Assembly Page) Tier III Plant Survey Page
Lake Documents
1991- Lake residents survey for use of lake water results (when available)

06/15/1991- Lake residents survey form for use of lake water.

History of Milfoil (2005 - 2007)
History of Milfoil (1970 - 2005)
Pictorial Guide to Plants in Eagle Lake (Based on 1998 Survey )(4mb)
2001-06 Lake Use Survey Results- Results of the Survey of lake residents and community on lake use and management options
2001-06 Lake Use Survey- Survey of lake residents and community on lake use and management options
ELPOI Letter to Membership for Original Finding of Milfoil (Sept. 1989) (when available)
2009-10 Study for Out Flow Rates at the Spillway Dam
Largest Patch Location Proposed Herbicide Treatment Locations Eagle Lake Maps Page
Largest Patch Location Proposed Herbicide Treatment Locations Lake Usage