Help fight swimmer's itch – report merganser broods
Spring is here and the mergansers are returning! Once again, you can assist the CLWA's efforts to control swimmer's itch by reporting sightings of merganser nesting behavior and broods on the lake. As in summer 2017 the CLWA is contracting with Swimmer's Itch Solutions LLC to trap and remove merganser broods from Crystal Lake. To report CLICK HERE. Last year's program successfully removed all broods from the lake, and as a result the SI infection rate is expected to decrease in 2018. SIS is also seeking to locate and eliminate nesting sites, to discourage future breeding around the lake.
For Swimmer's Itch Solution's final report on their work in 2017, CLICK HERE.