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Hey everyone, 

North Carolina State University’s Aquatic Plant Management Program has played an active role in understanding the ongoing infestation of Lake Gaston by the filamentous, mat-forming cyanobacterium (blue-green alga), Lyngbya.

On June 17th, Jessica Baumann, NCSU extension associate, will provide some insight into the biology of Lyngbya and explain what is being done to manage and understand it throughout the lake. This includes research aimed at identifying potential negative impacts for both humans and native aquatic fauna due to interactions with Lyngbya. Since Lyngbya is a cyanobacteria, the main focus of Jessica’s presentation will be upcoming research that focuses on the potential of cyanotoxin production from Lyngbya within Lake Gaston and what that means for those who enjoy being in and around the lake. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone next month! 

- Jess



The 2023 LGA Annual Membership Meeting will be held at the Lake Gaston Baptist Church beginning at 9:30 AM. The membership will vote on the appointment of directors and changes to our by-laws.  Any member wishing to make a presentation to the membership must submit a written request and topic statement to Jeff Zimmer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than June 7th.  



At our June 17th Annual Membership Meeting, Jessica Baumann with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will talk about the infamous "Black Mat Algae", Lyngbya, and Concerns about potential toxic interactions between Lyngbya and those who enjoy Lake Gaston.