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AIS Scout Program

ESSLA’s Scout Program is a volunteer effort consisting of members and lake/river shore owners providing surveillance of the entire Schroon Lake/River shorelines for the presence or absence of Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM), curly-leaf pondweed and other aquatic invasive species (AIS). Where milfoil is sighted, a marker is dropped to alert professional hand harvesters for collection. The tremendous success of this program has resulted in Schroon Lake/River being scaled down to “maintenance” mode. However, continued vigilance is required due to the rapid reproductive and growth qualities of this invasive.

Scout Training Video

Interested in making a difference?

We need more Scouts to better monitor aquatic invasive species in Schroon Lake! If you are willing to volunteer for a few hours during June or July, you can really make a difference. The information reported by Scouts is used by the professional divers who harvest AIS in the lake, making their work more effective.

Please let us know below if you’d like to help. ESSLA will train you to recognize aquatic invasive species and assign you a section of the lake to scout. We will also answer your questions and provide all the support you need.

ESSLA, and Schroon Lake, thank you!

Fill out the form below with your name, email, phone and in the message area kindly provide us with your local address, and areas of interestInvasives Remediation, Committee Chair, Project Volunteer, Fundraising – Marketing. and expertise.

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