Monday :

Took advantage of calm weather to “spot-harvest” in the North Basin. Found many tall plants averaging 5 feet in height with 5-10 stems. Removed a total of 2 bags in this area. Shifted to the southern shore of the North Basin and swam the northern shoreline of Markham Point. Found 0 plants in this area. Swam Goose Island and the marked shoal waters to its west, finding one plant in between the two, which was 4 feet tall with 2 stems. Swam the marked shallow water area to the west of goose island, finding 0 plants. Swam Tommy’s Rock, also finding 0 plants.
Daily total: 2 bags

Tuesday:

Swam Birch Island in its entirety, emphasizing good coverage in its Northwestern corner and Northern shoal areas. Found a total of 8 plants in the Northwestern corner, which were 4 to 5 feet tall with up to 5 stems. Swam around the 3 islands to the Northwest of Birch Island, finding no plants. Swam the point of land north of Birch Island around to Southern Gull Bay, finding 1 plant, which was 4 feet tall with 2 stems.
Daily total: 9 plants

Wednesday:

Swam the South Basin, starting in its Southwest corner heading east, covering its southern and eastern shorelines, all the way to the southern entrance of Bartlett Bay. Found 4 plants along the southern shoreline, which were 3 feet tall with 1 to 2 stems. Found 3 plants along the eastern shoreline, 2 of which were 1 foot tall, 1 that was 4 feet tall, all with single stems. Found 1 small plant at the southern entrance of Bartlett Bay. Swam all of Bartlett Bay except its southern shoreline, finding 1 single stem plant, 1 foot in height. Swam the shoreline from Bartlett Bay to the shoreline north of Birch Island, finding 0 plants.
Daily total: 9 plants

Thursday:

Swam the northern most bay of the North Basin finding 0 plants. Swam the Southwest corner of the North Basin, also finding 0 plants. Returned to the known patch in the eastern area of the North Basin and swam it using the “line swimming” method to ensure good coverage. Removed another full bag of milfoil. Plants were typically 5 feet in height with 5-10 stems.
Daily total: 1 bag

Weekly Bag count: 3 ¼ bags 81.25 lbs

Week 4
Week 4