Fanwort

Fanwort. Photo from AMWS Photo: Anonymous, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Fanwort. Photo from AMWS
Photo: Anonymous,
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Fanwort Harvest 2005

The limited fanwort harvest is taking place in July 2005. Linked below are two jpeg files showing the distribution of fanwort in Martins Pond as of late June 2005 and a map showing the four proposed harvesting areas (Areas A,B,C and D on map). The following recommendations are also suggested:

  1. do not harvest any fanwort around the island; this is an area of high plant diversity
  2. do not harvest in areas less than 2 feet deep as they also contain multiple desirable species
  3. harvest fanwort in the three designated areas to the full extent of the littoral zone meaning that fanwort should be eliminated up to the edge of the littoral zone when depth prevents plant growth

Fanwort Distribution Map | proposed harvest

–Jon Lyon, Biology Department, Merrimack College

(From 2003 Reclamation Committee Report)

Missy Correlle has been working hard to identify and find solutions to our Fanwort problem.

Fanwort is the feathery looking plant invading the pond from the North, moving South.

We have some great brochures she got from the State regarding invasive species which will be available for free at 4th of July, and the Summer Festival.

She is also looking into Milfoil, and whether we have it in the pond.