If you live next to Pine Lake or Beaver Lake, you may have noticed the presence of “aquatic vegetation.” These plants, some of which are good for the lake, may have you reaching for your pruning tools. Before you make that move, though, you may want to attend the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at City Hall.
Thanks to a presentation by a King County expert on noxious weeds and aquatic vegetation, you’ll learn to distinguish the good from the bad, find out what permits may be necessary, and hear about proper methods. That last part is important, because improper removal can actually make the problem worse.
For more information on aquatic plants, go to wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/aquatic_plant_removal/