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Weed Harvesting Committee Lead – Mike Misterek

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide recommendations to the board for the entire weed harvesting effort with the understanding that all related matters are subject to board approval.
  • Obtain a WDNR Mechanical Weed Harvesting Permit
  • Provide staff recruitment, operational organization, scheduling and training
  • Develop a harvesting plan based on the WDNR Weed Harvesting Permit
  • Develop a plan to address equipment repairs and upkeep
  • Transportation of equipment between storage and the lake (Town of Elcho)
  • Prep harvester docking area, pier, portable restroom, storage facility and access road
  • Coordinate supplies, gas, oil, replacement parts
  • Keep proper records, as per WDNR guidelines.
  • Keep the PLP&RD board informed of activity and plans

Aquarius Systems Weed Harvester Equipment

The PLP&RD sends out a big Thank You to Tim Schoessow for attending the May 2023 Aquarius Systems seminar on harvester equipment maintenance and operational safety.  Included on this page are the documents shared with the attendees at the seminar.

Weed Harvester -2022

Thank you so much to all our wonderful volunteers!

Weed Harvester  – 2021

We had a slow start to weed growth but then the bays on Lower Post West shore grew some heavy weeds.   There were many volunteers that stepped up in July and August.  About 16 loads were taken out.  When I got back up in late August I saw that there were some weed beds up towards the narrows that could have been cut as well.  Next year we will need to keep a better eye on the growth up there.

Once, again, thank you!  John Raisleger

Weed Harvester Launching – June 23, 2020
The harvester, conveyor and fuel tank are all setup on lower Post Lake. There were some equipment problems and the crew did not get the transport in. That will be done  in July.  There did not appear to be a lot of weed growth at the time of the launching.
Thanks to the town crew for hauling the harvester to the lake from the storage unit in Elcho.
Thanks to our volunteers!

A new tool shed to store weed harvesting equipment and supplies.

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