Many species of aquatic weeds have been found in our lakes. With the exception of those in the “Watch-List” Section, the weeds listed on these pages have actually been found in our lakes or the abutting wetlands. Learn what they are and what they look like so you can help us monitor the changing weed-scape of the lakes.

Learn More About the Weeds in Our Lakes

Floating weeds

Weeds such as lillies that float primarily on the water surface or which have weak root structures and are therefore mobile within the lake. Learn more about these local weed varieties

Identify floating weeds at killlakeweeds.com

Submergent Weeds

Weeds which grow primarily or exclusively below the surface of the lake. Learn more about these local weed varieties

Identify submergent weeds at killlakeweeds.com

Emergent Weeds

Weeds which grow in shallow water or marshy areas and have the majority of the plant existing above the surface of the water. Learn more about these local weed varieties

Identify emergent weeds at killlakeweeds.com

Algae

Microscopic organisms that form into massive colonies and give us that slimy green-stuff in the lake. Learn more about these local weed varieties

Identify algae weeds at killlakeweeds.com

Lost Lake/Knops Pond Resource Management Plan

The primary goal is the restoration of Knops Pond and Lost Lake so that they will once again be a healthy body of water for the enjoyment of the community; shore residents, town residents and visitors alike, while restoring the biodiversity and habitat diversity in its waters and on its shores.

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NON-NATIVE INVASIVE WEEDS IN LOST LAKE AND KNOPS POND