Pontoosuc Lake 2022 Aquatic Plant Survey Report

To the Friends of Pontoosuc Distribution,

As you know there was no plant management action in Pontoosuc for the summer of 2022.  The Pittsfield and Lanesborough Conservation Commissions did not grant the requested herbicide permit, and Pittsfield commissioned a report by Northeast Aquatic Research as a "third party opinion" because of concerns about the appropriateness of the herbicide treatments which had been performed since 2005.  The report was submitted to the Commission last week and is attached to this email.  It will be discussed at the Pittsfield CC meeting on Feb 9 (Zoom only), and at the Lanesborough CC on Feb 6 (Zoom or in person).Pontoosuc Lake 2022 Aquatic Plant Survey Report