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Additional Meeting to Discuss "Small Scale" Dredging Project

The community is welcome to join the WWMD commissioners for a additional meeting to discuss specifically the "Small Scale" dredging project. This project in conjunction with the DNR would allow for a consorption of approximately 500 riparian owners to recieve dredging from their shorelines. This effort would elimate a considerable amount of muck, silt, and other deposits in shallow bays along the lake and river that are directly impacted by these sediment deposits. Currently, riparian owners can apply for a permit through the DNR which would allow individual owners to dredge 50 feet from their shoreline. 

This effort from the WWMD would be to get everyone together under one permit and begin work this fall in October/November. The maps below indicate areas that have been identified as locations in need of this dredging effort. 

Please join us to learn more: 

Date: Wednesday, June 16 
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Location: Waterford Town Hall or Zoom (see link below)

Welcome to the WWMD 

Mission: Maintain, protect, and improve the quality of the Waterford Waterway, its fisheries, its watershed, and boundaries; while maintaining the highest possible quality of living experience for its residents.

The district includes Tichigan Lake, Conservancy Bay, Buena Lake, Waterford Lake, and the Fox River. 

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The Big Questions

Purchasing an Weed Harvester

Why an EcoHarvester?

Traditional weed cutters must have at least 5ft of water to navigate. With a majority of our waterway under the 5ft minimum we are limited on our ability to keep navigable channels free of weeds. We rely heavily on chemical treatments for these shallow areas. The EcoHarvester can operate in water that is 2ft or less in some cases. Additionally, the harvester pulls weeds from their roots rather than cutting. We expect to see significant impacts on our weeds with the use of the EcoHarvester

Why an EcoHarvester?

What is an EcoHarvester?

Check out the link below to learn more about the EcoHarvester from the manufacturer. 

The Ecoharvester can function as a weed cutter and a weed puller. 

The commission is proposing purchasing an EcoHarvester, a trailer to haul and store it, a truck to pull it and a dump trailer to dump weeds in designated dumping areas. 

Learn More about the EcoHarvester

The EcoHarvester Costs

EcoHarvester: $88,849
Trailer: $38,000
4WD Truck: $25,000

The DNR has requested a live demo on our waterway prior to permitting approval. (Learn more by clicking below).

DNR Demo: $4,200 

Life on the Water

Send us photos of your Life on the Water

Our waterway offers an array of outdoor activities all year long. We would like to see how our owners and local community members utilize the waterway throughout the year. Your photos could be featured on the website and social media.  

Partnerships in Action

“Waterford Police Department Patrol Boat Gets a New Look”

The WWMD board of commissioners approved financial assistance to the Waterford Police Department to make necessary upgrades to their patrol boat. The WWMD's funds were used to wrap the boat in new "clearly" identifiable markings, a new light system, and a PA system. The WWMD is committed to improving safety within the watershed and this was an important step in ensuring increased safety. 

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