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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 2022 Season

  • March 2022: Emailing / contacting previous volunteers and any new interested parties
  • Late April 2022: ( Date to be determined )
    • Begin check over of equipment, landing, storage unit at landing. The equipment should have oils changed this year. There are also some seals that may need replacement on cutters and rams.  Additionally the a few batteries need replacement.
    • An Emailing will go out Mid-April soliciting any available parties to assist
  • Late May 2022: (Dates to be determined)
    • Complete check over and work to be completed on the Equipment
    • Prepare the Landing
      • Including gravel in front of the equipment shed and the building of a ramp.
    • Contact the town to secure assistance putting the harvester equipment in.
    • Contact Scott Allaire to confirm dumping access of harvested weeds
    • Prepare SOP and record keeping documents
      • Conduct initial walk thru of SOP and record keeping with any lead volunteers and Commissioners
    • Mid-June 2022: (Date to be determined)
      • Launch equipment (including harvester )
      • Schedule SOP and record keeping session(s) for the volunteers. Intent will be for any lead volunteers to conduct them.
    • Mid-June – Mid-August 2022:
      • Harvest weeds as needed pending volunteer availability
    • Late August 2022:
      • Remove the harvesting equipment from the lake and place back in storage

Weed Harvester  – 2021

We had a slow start to weed growth but then the bays on Lower Post West shore grew some heavy weeds.   There were many volunteers that stepped up in July and August.  About 16 loads were taken out.  When I got back up in late August I saw that there were some weed beds up towards the narrows that could have been cut as well.  Next year we will need to keep a better eye on the growth up there.

Once, again, thank you!  John Raisleger

Weed Harvester Launching – June 23, 2020
The harvester, conveyor and fuel tank are all setup on lower Post Lake. There were some equipment problems and the crew did not get the transport in. That will be done  in July.  There did not appear to be a lot of weed growth at the time of the launching.
Thanks to the town crew for hauling the harvester to the lake from the storage unit in Elcho.
Thanks to our volunteers!

A new tool shed to store weed harvesting equipment and supplies.

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