Ted Brant Lake Farm
Sally Clark (Raymond)
Bob & Suzanne Klein
Brant Lake is located in the southeastern region of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State. The lake has faced a very serious problem; the invasion by a non-native aquatic plant called Eurasion Milfoil. The purpose of this website is provide education about the problem, document the history and status of control efforts, and to coordinate volunteer efforts in dealing with the problem.
Eurasian Milfoil grows quickly in spring, creating a dense leaf canopy that shades out native aquatic plants. These dense milfoil beds:
- Inhibit recreational uses like swimming, boating, and fishing.
- Disrupt predator-prey relationships by fencing out larger fish, and thus reducing the growth of these sought-after "lunkers".
- Crowd out more nutrient-rich native plants that waterfowl and other native aquatic species depend on.
These problems reduce the enjoyment of the lake, and can impact property values.
The picture to the left was taken at nearby Hadlock Pond in September 2009. We don't want this to happen to Brant Lake.
What Is Being Done?
Volunteers from the Brant Lake Association along with community members are donating time and money to fight the problem. Explore this website to find details on these efforts.
Add me to your volunteer email list
To join our group of volunteers and be placed on our email list, click here. Once you have joined, you will receive notices of work projects and dates.
Finding and Reporting Milfoil
Milfoil readily propagates by fragmentation, and new beds are discovered yearly. Milfoil cannot be removed until the location is verified and communicated to our volunteer and profressional divers. If you would like to know how to best look for milfoil in you lakefront area, or have discovered milfoil and would like to report it, click here for information.
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