An invasive species is one that is not native and whose introduction causes harm, or is likely to cause harm to the environment, or human health. Invasive species cause harm when they out-compete native species by reproducing and spreading rapidly in areas where they have no natural predators and change the balance of the ecosystems we rely on.
Aquatic Invasive Species are spread from lake to lake by clinging to boats and trailers, in live wells, bilges, and ballast tanks, on kayaks, fishing equipment, etc.
Maceday and Lotus Lakes already have Starry Stonewort, Eurasian Watermilfoil, Phragmites, Purple Loosestrife, Flowering Rush and zebra mussels. There are currently no solutions to eliminate these invasives from our lakes. Our focus is to prevent and watch for introductions of other invasive species. Please contact the MLLA Environmental Committee if you see any of the ones below marked with *.