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Chairperson: John Raisleger

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide recommendations to the board for the entire weed harvesting effort with the understanding that all related matters are subject to board approval.
  • Obtain a WDNR Mechanical Weed Harvesting Permit
  • Provide staff recruitment, operational organization, scheduling and training
  • Develop a harvesting plan based on the WDNR Weed Harvesting Permit
  • Develop a plan to address equipment repairs and upkeep
  • Transportation of equipment between storage and the lake (Town of Elcho)
  • Prep harvester docking area, pier, portable restroom, storage facility and access road
  • Coordinate supplies, gas, oil, replacement parts
  • Keep proper records, as per WDNR guidelines.
  • Keep the PLP&RD board informed of activity and plans

Schedule for 2019 Season

  • May / early June will be comprised of checking over the equipment and perform any scheduled or needed maintenance.  If you have any availability to help please let me know what dates/times you can help.
  • Mid / late June we will be placing both the harvester and transporter in as soon as the water level is low enough.  If you can let me know your availability so we can coordinate the launching it will be helpful.
    1. The landing will need to be checked and preparations made for the equipment including any necessary maintenance
    2. The Fuel tank and conveyor will need to be taken to the landing
    3. Equipment will need to be transported to upper Post and then secured to the landing on Lower Post.
    4. There will be some brief refresher/training sessions.
  • Late June thru mid-August we will be preparing to harvest weeds.   It is not possible to predict how much harvesting is needed but if you can let us know your availability we can put together a schedule.
  • Late August we will plan on cleaning up the equipment, transporting it back into winter storage. This will also be a period which will need a group of people to accomplish.


Note:  We are still looking for a person(s) that would want to take on the role of Weed Boss. The responsibilities would include being a local contact of anything that needs attention and other small duties and shared tasks.

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