Be sure to deposit piles of drying biomass where it will not be washed back into the lake in the event of a storm or strong winds. The bonus for homeowners is that dried aquatic plants make excellent fertilizer, and local landscaper Matt Abbott is willing to take them off your hands for his own use.
Contact Willams at 492-6126 or 382-1503, or Vince Legnetto at 730-3397 for more information on how to "donate" your dried biomass to Abbott.
The association will also partner this summer with Cornell Cooperative Extension in an ongoing effort to eradicate water chestnuts from Turtle Bay. Volunteers are needed to help with the removal, which will be done both by hand pulling plants and using a harvesting boat to whack weeds and separate them from the seeds.
A date has not been set but will take place in late June or July.
For more information about the OLPA, visit them on the Web at Otiscolakepreservation.com.