As far as we know there is no Eurasian Watermilfoil in our lake. However, its presence was observed in many other lakes
around us. Because if that, we must remain extremly careful in our prevention efforts in order to prevent its spread.
Those efforts are big, but nothing to compare to the efforts that would be required to fight it if it appears in the lake,
plus the costs in money and the lost of value of our properties.
Social and economical impacts
A lake infected by the Eurasian Watermilfoil impact economically the tourism, wholesales and real estates sectors.
Fishing, nautical and swimming activites are impossible where the plant is implemented.
Real estate impacts; loss of value of the cottages.
What is Eurasian Watermilfoil and how to identify it
There are 35 vonunteers that inspects the shores of the lake Gagnon to detect the presence of the Eurasian Watermilfoil.
It is a program where each volunteer is trained on the identification of the plant and an area is allocated to him.
Contact us if you would like to help.
Méthodes pour prévenir l'introduction et la propagation d'espèces exotiques envahissantes
A research and a map of more than 800 lakes in Quebec. Our lake has a good score, it is tagged as oligotroph, which is a young lake, clear, deep and poor in nutrients like phosphor. It has few vegetal and has a good oxygenation. It is in the category "to protect". It is on us to do it.
Zoom in the map, it is not all the lakes that are as good quality as ours.