In an effort to prevent milfoil from invading Worthley Pond, as has happened to many other Maine lakes and ponds, Courtesy Boat Inspections have been done since 2006. Today, inspections are done every weekend in July and August but, given the number of boats that are launched during May and June, and midweek in July and August, we need more volunteers to expand the Courtesy Boat Inspection hours.
A volunteer’s job is easy and does not require extensive training. You simply inspect each boat, trailer and/or fishing equipment, looking for any plant fragments. If found, put them in plastic bags for identification by one of our experts. As a volunteer, you also educate boaters about inspecting their own boats and why it is so important.
So…….please help!! The health of our pond depends on it!! Once milfoil enters a pond, it can not be eradicated or removed. We can only attempt to “manage the infestation,” i.e. keep it from spreading to other areas of the pond.
To volunteer, please contact Jim Denholm.