Weed harvesters are hard at work in both Chautauqua Lake and Conneaut Lake this summer.
The Conneaut Lake Aquatic Management Association (CLAMA) representatives say the weed harvester machine is picking up more plants and weeds from the lake this year than ever before. They attribute the growth to zebra mussels that appeared three years ago. Invasive species and other plants in the water get caught in jet skis and boats and also affect swimmers and home values if the lake isn't swept clean each day.
The weeds they collect are given to local farmers to use as fertilizer.
CLAMA is looking for employees for next summer. They also operate 100 percent on donations and will need an additional harvest machine in the next two years. Contact information for CLAMA if you’re interested in donating or applying for a job:
P.O. Box 49
Conneaut Lake, PA 16316
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