Weed Harvesting

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Nuisance aquatic plant control in Wolverine Lake has been a long-term challenge. With its shallow depth and rich organic sediments Wolverine Lake naturally supports abundant aquatic vegetation. One tool used to address nuisance aquatic weeds is the use of a Mechanical Weed Harvester. The Harvester is a floating machine that cuts the nuisance plants below the water line, pulls the cuttings up to a storage bin then transports the cuttings to a temporary shoreline site for pick-up and disposal.

Not all nuisance plants should be harvested and in some cases harvesting them can make the situation worse so the Village has hired a professional water resource management company, Progressive AE, to make harvesting recommendations on what areas to harvest each day/week. Generally harvesting is done between the months of June and September of each year. If you notice any major issues crop up please reach out to the Village office at admin@wolverinelake.com to let us know what area to inspect. 

Weekly updates regarding the scheduling of the Weed Harvester will be provided.

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