We are already beginning to plan for our 2023 Aquatic Vegetation Survey. This year we will be starting in August.
The objective is to document aquatic vegetation, both good and bad along the entire 350 miles of shoreline.
This survey is an important tool that determines how to keep Lake Gaston healthy for swimming, boating, fishing, and recreational enjoyment.
1. You will need access to a boat, kayak, or jet ski and at least a few hours to spend on the lake.
2. The shoreline is divided into survey sections and volunteers can choose sites close to home.
3. Equipment to be provided:
a. Handheld electronic tablet for data collection
b. Double-sided Rake with rope
c. Plant ID booklet that will cover most of the plants you will encounter at Lake Gaston
d. Training will be provided through several online videos that will explain the vegetation survey in detail and provide tips for aquatic plant identification.
Sign up now and let us know where and when you can help out.
Go directly to the Electronic Form to Volunteer: https://forms.gle/JaBqTo7bqcqHaBDk9