Notice of Application for Aquatic Plant Management Permit
March 12, 2021
(To view original expert from the Cumberland Advocate, please click here.)
Lake Restoration, Inc. intends to apply for a permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to treat up to 186 acres of Beaver Dam with aquatic herbicides to control aquatic plants. The proposed treatment would occur between April 15, 2021 and September 1, 2021. Lake Restoration, Inc. will conduct a public informational meeting on the proposed treatment if five or more individuals, organizations, special units of government, or local units of government request one. The meeting would give citizens a chance to learn more about the proposed treatment from the permit applicant. Lake Restoration is not required to, but may, change the proposed treatment based on information provided by citizens attending the meeting. Any request for a public meeting on the proposed treatment must be made within five days after this notice is published. The request must specify the topics to be discussed at the meeting, including problems and alternatives, and must be sent in writing to Lake Restoration, Inc., 12425 Ironwood Circle, Rogers, MN 55374, and the Department of Natural Resources, 810 West Maple Street, Spooner, WI 54801. This notice is required by Chapter NR 107, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
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Aquatic Plant Management Plan (APMP) Update
The Draft 2021 Aquatic Plant Management Plan is available for public review and comment. Responses can be submitted until April 6, 2021, directed to Tom Schroeder. At the April 8, 2021 Board Meeting, to be held at the Cumberland City Hall, there will be an opportunity for open public comment at 7 PM.
Jay Michels delivers a presentation about the steps taken to improve the lake water quality around Cumberland, Wisconsin over the last 10 years. Topics discussed: community involvement, controlling storm runoff, filtration ponds, management plans, grants, the future, and many more topics. Lakes discussed are Library Lake and the greater Beaver Dam Lake network around the island city of Cumberland.