Over time this invasive, non-toxic plant with a mysterious name can choke an entire lake. Is Brome Lake infested with it, as are so many others? If so, where and to what extent?
Christian Roy of Renaissance Lac Brome points out, “A study investigated this problem ten years ago. We are back at it, using more sophisticated tools, including drones, and will have results by the end of 2019. That will give us an accurate picture of how fast the plant spreads.’’
Its presence in many other bodies of water sped up the installation of mandatory boat-washing stations, the best way to ensure that fragments of this invasive species are not transferred from a contaminated lake to another lake. Talks are underway on this between the town, certain partners (such as campgrounds) and Renaissance Lac Brome.
Translation: Tam Davis