Category Archives: aquatic plants

2019 Courtesy Boat Inspection Wrap Up.

Last weekend marked the conclusion of the Clary Lake Association’s first Courtesy Boat Inspection season and I’d like to thank our volunteers who gave of their valuable time to help out at the boat launch this past summer. In no … Continue reading

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Courtesy Boat Inspection Training Set For July 1st

Back in late May I posted about the CLA’s plans to participate in the State’s Courtesy Boat Inspection program, which is administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. It has taken a while, but we have finally received a … Continue reading

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24 May 2019: CLA To Conduct Courtesy Boat Inspections

With the State boat launch back in service, our concerns rightly turn to protecting Clary Lake from the chance introduction of invasive aquatic plant species. To that end, the Clary Lake Association is gearing up to start participating in Maine’s … Continue reading

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Invasive Milfoil Confirmed in Cobbosseecontee Lake

We really need an invasive plant patrol program here on Clary Lake. Breaking News From Maine Department of Environmental Protection Invasive Milfoil Confirmed in Cobbosseecontee Lake Rapid response aims to keep plants in check AUGUSTA, August 7, 2018 – Maine … Continue reading

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29 July 2018: Have You Seen This Plant? [UPDATED]

 Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a common invasive plant in Maine. The plant propagates by seed and invades many types of wetlands where it crowds out native plants and degrades wetland habitat. We certainly don’t want it getting a foothold … Continue reading

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18 July 2016: Alarming Growth of Elodea Observed in Clary Lake

Just when you thought conditions around Clary Lake couldn’t get any worse, well conditions got worse: anyone who has spent any time on Clary Lake this summer is all too aware of the explosive growth of Elodea in shallow areas … Continue reading

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07 September 2015: Is Metaphyton growth in Clary Lake a cause for concern?

If you’ve spent any time on Clary Lake this summer you’ve seen those green “cotton candy” clouds of algae floating around near the shore. These blooms of algae are most commonly found in shallow (littoral) areas of lakes and are comprised of free-floating … Continue reading

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28 July 2015: Duncan road lake shore owners severely impacted by low water

Everyone around the lake has been impacted by the Clary Lake water level crisis to some extent, some more than others depending on the nature of their shoreline. However, it is hard to believe the conditions the people over by Duncan Road on the … Continue reading

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08 July 2015: Lake shore owners concerned about invasive aquatic plants [UPDATED]

Last week I noticed some large and extensive mats of a green pond weed over by my shoreline in about 2′-3′ of water, thick enough to foul my trolling motor and bring my boat to a halt. I collected a … Continue reading

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