Gladwin and Midland Counties, Michigan
Plant control activities in Wixom Lake are coordinated under the direction of the lake board’s environmental consultant, Progressive AE. Beginning in spring and continuing through summer, biologists from Progressive AE survey the lake to identify specific locations where nuisance plants are growing. Problem areas within the lake are accurately determined by using a global positioning system (GPS) to navigate between waypoints that correspond to waypoints on the Wixom Lake aquatic plant survey map. Once nuisance plant locations are identified, a detailed plant control map and GPS waypoints are provided to the plant control contractor. Progressive AE then conducts follow-up surveys to evaluate contractor performance.