The Dane County Land and Water Resources Department is updating its aquatic plant management plans and is inviting the public to attend its informational meetings. These plans provide an inventory of existing plants in area lakes and streams. The plans detail how native plants will be protected, how nuisance vegetation will be controlled, and ways in which recreational access will be provided. For each of the meetings listed below, county staff will present information on aquatic plant surveys conducted for the 2017 season, harvesting of aquatic plants for the 2017 season, and public comments submitted online from May through August 2017. The Land and Water Resources Department’s recommended goals and recommendations for each of the existing plans will also be discussed. After the presentation, county staff will invite public comments on the aquatic plant management plans. This meeting will present information and invite discussion on aquatic plant management for the following water bodies: Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Wingra, Lake Waubesa, Lake Kegonsa, Yahara River, Upper Mud Lake, and Lower Mud Lake.
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