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Some county lakes to receive herbicide treatments, Lake Roesiger lake fee proposed

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The County Council signed a three-year contract to apply herbicides in various lakes, including potentially Lake Roesiger, to control invasive plants.
The immediate priority is for Eurasian watermilfoil and fragrant waterlily, a county memo says.
Lake Goodwin, Shoecraft Lake and Ginsburg Lake would get treatment.
Lake Roesiger could get treated if area residents agree to creating an aquatic invasive species surcharge.
Lake Roesiger residents can attend a Zoom meeting Thursday, Aug. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to learn about the invasive aquatic management plan and the fee proposal.
The Zoom link is
Or call 206-337-9723 and then use Meeting ID 968 4319 8709
The County Council voted 3-2 last week to accept the contract. Megan Dunn voted no because it puts herbicides in lakes, she said. Stephanie Wright also voted no.
The county was controlling milfoil at Lake Roesiger for many years but stopped when county budget cuts in 2018 ended the program.
Lake Roesiger’s club began hiring divers to pull out milfoil on its own dime.
Residents near the other lakes which are pre-scheduled for treatment already pay an aquatic invasive fee for this weed elimination purpose.



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