EWM Updates

Our Milfoil Committee members (Scott Bosman, Daryl Iverson, John Ney, Tim Rinaldi, Bill Schroeder, Larry Stokes) are working diligently to identify and contain EWM in the lake.  Each year, GLA hires a professional applicator to treat identified beds of EWM.  All of the observed EWM is treated by commercial application of the herbicide 2,4d in mid-June. It is not toxic to most other aquatic plants and poses no hazard to humans and animals. It will certainly kill EWM via contact, but expect more to pop up.  We also perform spot treatment of individual plants.  If you think you have spotted EWM, contact Daryl Iverson at 715-466-4198; iversondj@hotmail.com.  Our EWM control program is funded by an ongoing WDNR grant.

The WDNR also funds the Minong Town-wide Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) boat inspection program, which covers eight lakes, including Gilmore.  The program is in full swing for the 2020 boating season.  The GLA matches part of the costs in time and money.  Thanks for your contributions!

We are always looking for new recruits to help in the “Weed Wars”! To join the Milfoil Committee or learn to identify EWM and other invasive species (zebra mussels could be next) please contact John Ney (jney@vt.edu; 715-466-4198).


Gilmore Lake Rapid Assessment Survey and Dive Delineation, September 19-20 and October 9, 2009: GilmoreLakeEWMRapidAssessmentandDiveSurvey919-2009

Gilmore Lake Shoreline Survey and Pre/Posttreatment Dive Assessment of Previous Beds, July 15 and September 2, 2013: Summary of 2013 Gilmore Lake EWM Bed Monitoring (1)

Gilmore Lake Milfoil infestation map 2015: 2015MilfoilMap