Kayaking Devils Lake
Lake Kayak Mini-Regatta
The event will be a fundraiser for a watercraft wash station on Devils Lake. The station is one tool to prevent the spread of invasive species and raise awareness. There will be information about invasive species at the event.
Paul Robertson has a kayak and will help emcee with Susie Fischer. This is not a Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) event. At present DLWID has priorities that include the grass carp. In the future, if PADL is successful at fundraising it is hoped that DLWID will have time to help with the watercraft wash stations.
Participants must sign a waiver.
are invited to watch from the Union 50 Club and the D River Open Space.
T- Shirts by local artist Frank Aicher: A limited number of event T-shirts by local artist Frank Aicher will be sold. He has 3 kayaks. He kayaks with his 70 pound dog and drew a dog in the kayak wearing a lifejacket. $10 each.
Prizes include a decorated oar and two nautical wall hangings.
PADL chair 994-6178.
to know more about Watercraft Wash Stations? Read the Wash
Station Handbook from Maine and L.L. Bean - stations are one
tool to stop the spread of invasive species. Click below to download
Fallen Leaf Lake (CA): Boat Wash Program for Invasive Species
Noxious Times – Spring Issue
Aquatic weeds are already a serious problem for many of California’s waterways, but preventing the introduction of new invasives is important for all of them. According to Mike Kraft, a group of community leaders at Fallen Leaf Lake have devised a boat wash program in order to slow or prevent the growth of unwanted exotic plant and animal species at the lake. Kraft said that Eurasian watermilfoil, curly-leaf pondweed, and New Zealand mud snails are the prime invasive species targeted by their boat wash program. “These types of species pose a major threat to the healthy ecosystem currently enjoyed at Fallen Leaf Lake, “said Kraft. If one or more of these invasive species were to establish, it could have a dramatic impact on the lake’s wildlife, including lake minnows, cutthroat trout, Mackinaw trout, crayfish, ducks, Canada geese, and American bullfrogs. These aquatic invaders could also impede recreation and would be extremely costly to eliminate.
The program will be operated by the boat launch/marina manager and will require boaters to wash their vessels, trailers, and engine components prior to entering the lake. A holding tank will capture the water from the wash and will distribute it to an existing leach field where any invasive species will be unable to survive. Fallen Leaf Lake area residents have generously donated all equipment and labor for the boat wash.
Hopefully, the program can prevent unwanted foreign species from taking hold at Fallen Leaf Lake, and can serve as a model for preventing weed introductions into other California aquatic environments.
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