2022 Aquatic Weed Management Program

At the recommendation of the Thornapple River SAD Ad-Hoc Committee, the Township solicited bids for a multi-year aquatic weed management program. Through that process, PLM Lake and Land Management Corp was selected to develop and implement a three-year program.

June 21, 2022 – The first treatment has been scheduled for Thursday, June 23, please see the map for treatment areas. Properties within 100 feet of the treatment areas will be under a 1-day swimming restriction and a 3-day irrigation restriction (…if you pull irrigation water from the river). Restriction details will also be posted on the properties the day of the application. For more details, please check out the schedule notice

6/14/22Thornapple River Cascade Twp has been scheduled for the WEEK OF:

5/16/2022 - Spring Water Quality Testing
6/6/2022 - Pre-Treatment Vegetation Survey
6/20/2022 - Weed & Algae Treatment (pending EGLE permit)
7/18/2022 - Weed & Algae Treatment, E.coli Testing
EARLY AUGUST - Mechanical Harvesting (if needed)
8/22/2022 - Weed & Algae Treatment, AVAS Survey, WQ Testing

Please click here for the schedule for the first year of that program, as well as important details on the treatments that will be done this summer and fall.
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Please feel free to share this information with your friends and neighbors that may have an interest in the activities taking place on the river but are not in the special assessment district.

If you have any questions about the program, you can reach out to me by email at bswayze@cascadetwp.com or by phone at 616-949-1500.