2017 Additional Cattail Control for the North Bay

Amendment #1 to the Contract with AES will consist of a one-time herbicide application in late summer 2017 of the North Bay floating mat and shoreline cattails. The work will be performed from a boat in order to reach the floating mat cattails. An ATV and spray tank on land will be utilized to reduce the possibility of herbicide accidentally spilling into the water. This is the same treatment method that was used in late summer 2015 on the North Bay cattail mat. Cattails growing in saturated shoreline soils of the North Bay will also be treated.  This work activity will control the seeding of cattails and provide staff additional time to develop strategies for future control of the floating mat.