As a concerned member of the Geneva Lake community, I submit this letter in support of the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency's (GLEA) efforts to stop the spread of Starry stonewort in Geneva Lake.
I have seen other invasive species infiltrate Geneva Lake in the past – and the lake has tolerated them – but Starry stonewort is a different beast.
There is a short window of opportunity to stop the spread of this invasive organism before it can become well-established and spoil the health, beauty and vitality of our cherished Geneva Lake. This is going to take a determined and collaborated effort by the whole Geneva Lake community. The GLEA is appealing to the State of Wisconsin for grants and funding assistance for a multi-faceted abatement program, and for the State and DNR to give Geneva Lake their full-fledged collaboration.
I urge state officials to provide adequate funding to the GLEA for the following key reasons:
I proudly stand with Care for Lake Geneva in support of the GLEA’s funding request, and I hope we can all work collaboratively to stop the spread of this invasive species. The future of Geneva Lake depends on it.
Geneva Lake Community Member