We are working to keep Lake Williams free of invasive plants and a resource we all can enjoy. Learn about Friends of Lake Williams by clicking on About Us.
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What’s Coming Up –
The Town of Lebanon has scheduled the lake drawdown to begin on November 19th.
The board of directors of Friends of Lake Williams is supporting the drawdown this year. Obviously there is a grave issue with fanwort in the lake. It is hoped that a draw down will have a significant impact in reducing or even eliminating the fanwort in the shallow areas of the lake that will be exposed to a freeze.
Stay tuned for events that will be coming up in 2020!
Thanks to your support once again we were able to have the lake treated for milfoil two weeks ago.
As you boat on the lake you will see that several areas have brown and dying milfoil. However we are aware that several areas still have live plants. We are in the process of working with All Habitat regarding the effectiveness of the milfoil treatment and the possibility of retreating certain areas.
The lake treatment was completed on Tuesday, August 13 by All Habitat over an eight hour period. All shoreline areas were treated with special emphasis on the northeast cove along Lake Shore Drive, the marina area at the campground and the dam area in the east and west side channels.
Thank you to all of the Friends who monitored the treatment from shore and the dam parking lot to insure that the public was made aware of the treatment in progress.
The lake was treated with Reward (Diquat) as in previous years in accordance with the permit issued by Connecticut DEEP. Reward is a contact herbicide that interferes with the photosynthesis process of the plant. Any part of the plant that is contacted by Reward will die, usually within a few days. Other than refraining from using the lake water for drinking for a period of three days there are no restrictions on lake use after the treatment.
We need your help
The annual membership drive for Friends of Lake Williams drive is ongoing. Current members will be solicited by mail or email if available. If you want to be a new member, or if you have not received your request for renewal in the mail, click this link. That will open a new page or tab to allow you to print the application.