Caring for Lake Eaton

For the past two years the Johanson’s have had an ongoing project to remove the weed overgrowth from our lake.  75 sterile carp were added two years ago. Their job is to eat the weeds. The situation is monitored by an aquatic biologist as part of the project and it was determined that while the lake is in better shape more carp were needed. They have now been added. If you are fishing and catch a carp, please throw it back.

Lake Eaton on 7/5/14 during AAPOA picnic's canoe race.

Lake Eaton on 7/5/14 during AAPOA picnic’s canoe race.

In addition, Lake Eaton has been enrolled by the Johanson’s in a Paul Smiths College project called ALAP, Adirondack Lake Assessment Project. This project is designed to monitor the health of the lake over time. AAPOA members Tom Jegen, Mike Diehl and Pete and Kathy DeFina were trained in June to do the monthly monitoring for Paul Smiths. The purpose of this project is to find out the health of the lakes in the Adirondack Park. It is ongoing and I will pass on periodic results as I get them. It is so important to keep the lake healthy  now and for the future.

Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President