The WLMD Board is pleased to announce the selection of John Landry as our first Harvesting Program Manager. In addition to maintaining and operating the harvester, John will also schedule other operators and coordinate with the trucking firm to haul the weeds to a dump site. John has lived on Wind Lake for over 20 years and he is passionate about this program. His background and experience will help make this program a success. Congrats John!
The WLMD will continue the roadside weed pickup program this summer. LAKE WEEDS ONLY can be placed on the roadside for pickup. Please make sure the pile is close to the side of the road and not setting back up against a building or tree line. We will not be picking up "ice-off" debris. Do not put lake sediment, dirt, rocks, branches, garbage or other debris in the pile. The pile WILL NOT be picked up if anything other than weeds are on the pile. Piles must be out by noon on Mondays to be picked up between Monday and Wednesday evening.
The pickup dates for 2021 are: June 1st, 15th, 29th; July 13th, 20th, 27th; August 10th, 17th, 31st; September 14th, 21st, 28th; and October 12th, 26th.
Weed Harvesting is Underway
The inaugural year of Wind Lake harvesting operations is underway. The harvester has been purchased, the right people have been hired, and the training has been completed. Harvesting operations started the week of June 21st and will continue through to Labor Day weekend. Harvesting Program Manager John Landry and Operator Mike Strzok will be splitting time operating the harvester. The plan is to harvest two or three days a week, depending on weather conditions and weed growth. The District must follow the approved harvesting plan and DNR regulations. With lake levels currently low, accessing some areas may also be difficult. Please be patient as our harvesting team works to improve the conditions on Wind Lake.
The weed harvester is currently moored at the District lot next to the public launch. While we encourage District shareholders to drive past and take a look, we request that people stay off the harvester. There are many sharp/hazardous objects on the harvester that could cause a serious injury. The harvester and trailer were built by Inland Lake Harvesters located in Burlington. A State grant covered 35% of the purchase cost with the balance paid for from District lake dues. If you have any questions or concerns, please email the District at: email@example.com