A few years ago ‘Becky’ Fabry became our champion to fight AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) when she learned of the migration and infiltration of the milfoil weed to Kelly Lake.
Becky, along with the Kelly Lake Advancement Association, contacted local agencies to solicit their input, and promptly took measures to help start the eradication of the menacing and harmful species that can perpetuate and propagate lakes in short order. Milfoil wreaks havoc to boating, fish populations, swimming, property value, and is an all-around alien threat to be thwarted…. ‘in short order’. For more information, see “Aquatic Invasive Species…” at right under “Categories”.
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Along with the aid of volunteers, including the Kelly Lake Sportsman’s Club, agents on site, divers hired to track and manually pull out the milfoil, stations set up at boat landings to inform and educate boaters, chemicals introduced to stop the growth, newsletter and local media contacted, Becky had laid the course of action….
Grants were prepared and submitted winning $20,000 dollars the first round. But this is an ongoing endeavor to rid our lake and prevent milfoil growth. Everyone should be aware of the threat and the work of a few on our behalf; support is welcome in a number of ways.
Kelly Lake’s Rebecca Fabry’s life-long love of Kelly Lake—along with ours—should inspire us to be a part of keeping Kelly Lake healthy… not just loving it for the joy and fun we all have.
Not to end on a depressing note, but another threat already evident has been the introduction of the zebra mussel to Kelly Lake (Again, see “Aquatic Invasive Species…”). If we care, we’ll do whatever part we can to thwart the propagation and perpetuation of this new menace, along with the milfoil’s on-going eradication.
Many were instrumental including Kelly Lake’s Mary Marks and KLAA President, Ken Darby, to name a couple. Here’s a clipping from today’s news periodical in tribute to the work of the Kelly Lake Advancement Association, Kelly Lake Sportsman’s Club, individual donors, volunteers and last, but far from Least, Kelly Lake’s Rebecca Fabry! Thanks…
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