COBALI has delivered its study of Eurasian watermilfoil in Baie Newton, and the results confirm the invasive species is widespread throughout the bay. However, the good news is that in most locations, native plants are holding their own and there are only a limited number of sites where Eurasian watermilfoil has reached levels that warrant control actions such as laying burlap mats or uprooting the plants manually.
The study provides detailed maps identifying the locations and concentrations of Eurasian watermilfoil in Baie Newton, as well as recommendations on control measures that can be implemented.
Preliminary discussions about the study were held at the ABVPB Annual Meeting on December 12, 2022, and given the complexity of the study and the problem, additional briefings will be held in the new year.
Here is a link to the COBALI study: