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UPDATE: ProcellaCor Treatment in Snyder’s Lake

7/9/19 - The Snyder’s Lake Association is pleased to provide the following update. 

On July 3rd, Solitude Lake Management completed it’s post treatment assessment of the ProcellaCor treatment in Snyder’s Lake. According to their reports, which are attached for reference, the ProcellaCOR EC provided successful control of eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) within three weeks of treatment, with little to no impact to native plant community. Due to these results, there are no additional plans for spot treatments at this time.

From our perspective, the treatment worked extremely well. In general, the EWM is gone except near the outlet, where it is still present but badly damaged. Solitude said that this was not a treatment area in order to protect the water lilies and keep a reasonable distance from the outlet. 

We received feedback from some lakefront neighbors who noticed that the weeds seem to be untouched in certain areas particularly the northwest side of the lake. Solitude said that what people may be seeing and confusing with milfoil is the native plant white water crowfoot. They saw much of that in the lake, and it is flowering in many places. In fact, they said that the native plant community may have increased as a result of EWM control.

Between the crowfoot, long leaf pondweed, elodea and coontail, some people may be disappointed in the level of plants still present in the lake. However, these native plants were not targeted for treatment nor will NYS DEC give a permit to treat them.

We are including images and descriptions of the native plants, along with EWM, so people can have help with identifying them. If anyone does identify milfoil, please notify us immediately with a picture and location of where it was observed so that we can follow up accordingly with the Lake Management Company.

While we feel that the ProcellaCor treatment in Snyder’s Lake was successful, we know from past experience that other measures will need to be implemented to preserve these results for the future. For example, the development of a lake management plan with longer-term prevention strategies is on our radar. In the coming months, the Lake Association will move ahead with next steps of following up with DEC regarding our grant application for a lake management plan.

As always, we appreciate the community’s continued support and partnership in this effort. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or observations. 


                         Snyder’s Lake Survey:

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                          Sampling Results:

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Public Notice: ProcellaCor Treatment in Snyder’s Lake

6/28/19 - The Snyder’s Lake Association has received a report from Solitude Lake Management, indicating that the ProcellaCor herbicide level within Snyder’s Lake is now below the level that had been established as having any associated restrictions. Those restricted activities were livestock watering and irrigation. At this time, those restrictions have been removed as the levels have been measured at below 1 ppb.

Solitude will be back on site either today or Monday to conduct another evaluation of the effectiveness of the treatment. We will continue to keep the community informed of any updates. 

As always, we appreciate the community’s support and partnership in this effort. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or observations. 


Public Notice: ProcellaCor Treatment in Snyder’s Lake

6/13/19 - The Snyder’s Lake Association has officially been informed that Solitude Lake Management is ready to apply the ProcellaCOR into Snyder’s Lake on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  

In accordance with the DEC permit, public shorelines will be posted to inform the public/community of this activity. Signage will be posted on the day of the herbicide application and will remain there for the entire time that restrictions apply. In addition, the following PUBLIC NOTICE will be placed in the Troy Record one week in advance of the application.

In an extra effort to keep the public/community informed, this information will also be posted on the Snyder’s Lake website at www.snyderslake.org and on the Snyder’s Lake, NY Facebook page. We will continue to post the community, as updates become available. 


PUBLIC NOTICE 

6/5/2019 - The Snyder’s Lake Association has received approval from NYS DEC to apply ProcellaCOR EC, an aquatic herbicide, into Snyder’s Lake for the control of Eurasian water milfoil. The permit numbers associated with this approval are 4-3832-00073/00004 (wetlands permit) and AV-4-19-37 (pesticides permit). This activity is scheduled to occur on June 13, 2019. In accordance with the permit, public shorelines will be posted to inform the public of this activity. Posting will occur on the day of the herbicide application. Signage will remain posted for the entire time that the restrictions apply. 

The chemical dosage to be applied will not exceed 3.9 ppb. The water use restrictions are:

  • Swimming - None
  • Fishing - None
  • Potable Water - None, since the application rate is less than 50 parts per billion.
  • Livestock Watering - Prohibited until concentration is less than 1 part per billion.
  • Irrigation - Prohibited for 5 days or until concentration is less than 1 part per billion.


A post-treatment inspection will be conducted approximately 3-10 days following treatment to collect samples for herbicide residue analysis. The Snyder’s Lake Association will post the results of this analysis on the organization’s website: www.snyderslake.org when the results are made available.


Snyder’s Lake Aquatic Weeds Update 

6/3/19 - On May 24th, DEC approved our application to apply ProcellaCOR EC into Snyder’s Lake for the control of Eurasian water milfoil. There was one minor modification that needs to be applied to the permit as DEC used our old association name in the permit. Once that is completed, we will be working with the lake management company (Solitude) to schedule the following notification activities: 

  • Notification to DEC of the scheduled application date
  • Notice will be placed in the local newspaper (Troy Record) to notify the public of the scheduled activity 
  • Signs will be placed around the lake to notify the public


These activities must be conducted at least 7 days before the herbicide is applied.

We have also reached out to the Town of North Greenbush to request that funding be provided, so that we can pay for the herbicide application.

The Snyder’s Lake Association legal counsel has reviewed the proposed contract with Solitude and is in agreement that it looks okay.

Our insurance company has reviewed the contract with Solitude and has requested Certificates of Liability and Insurance.

It looks like we are in the home stretch. We will continue to update to the community, as more information becomes available. 


Snyder’s Lake Aquatic Weeds Update 

4/23/19 - The Snyder’s Lake Association has completed the last of the DEC applications and we are now waiting for their approval to apply the ProcellaCor. We are hoping to have movement on this within the next month. Our request in the DEC application was to apply the chemical sometime between May 15th and June 30th. As communicated at the meeting, there will be public notice to the community in the newspaper, as well as posted signs around the lake, prior to that happening.

We will continue to update the community, as soon as DEC provides the final  approval.


Notification of Proposed Aquatic Plant Management 

3/9/2019 - The Snyder’s Lake Association, in cooperation with the Town of North Greenbush, has applied to NYSDEC to use the aquatic herbicide ProcellaCor EC to control the invasive plant eurasian watermilfoil along the shoreline on Snyder’s Lake. The Program will be conducted by the lake management firm SOLITUDE LAKE MANAGEMENT, NYSDEC License No. 16505. A NYSDEC permit application has been submitted for approval for the application of the herbicide. It is anticipated that an application totaling ~27 acres of the 108 acre lake will take place between May 20 - June 27, 2019 following permit approval. 

For more information about the proposed Aquatic Plant Management program at Snyder’s Lake, including the list of water use restrictions during the application periods, the results of SOLITUDE LAKE MANAGEMENT’S weed survey of Snyder’s Lake, and corresponding recommendations for remediation, click on the below icon.


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