Aquatic Vegetation Management Program

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Track the harvester as it makes its way along the shoreline of Honeoye Lake.

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Jun 24

Tentative 2018 Season Schedule

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 11:12 AM by Melissa Burke

***June 2018 Content***
Ontario County strives to adapt the harvesting program to dynamic lake conditions while maintaining lake access for residents and visitors.

Below is our tentative schedule (subject to change) for operations once in the lake.

June 25 - June 29
Waterline Marking
Shoreline Collection
Limited Harvesting by Request
July 2 - July 6 Weed Harvesting Shoreline Collection
NO WORK ON WED-FRI, JULY 4,5 or 6 due to holiday and staff obligations
July 9 - September 13 Weed Harvesting Shoreline Collection
Post Labor Day cutting aimed at nutrient removal before plants die and decompose in the lake

Operations occur Monday through Thursday, with effort split between Shoreline Collection (early in the morning) and Harvesting (late morning, afternoons). This schedule will vary based on weather and lake conditions.

Harvesting will be focus on areas where plant growth is at or near the surface of the water. For some areas, this will likely mean three visits during the season, where other areas will see one or two visits, or none at all if weed growth is minimal or absent.

Residents are encouraged to contact us to request more (or less) harvesting. Our goal is to meet your needs. Residents who prefer to not have the harvester cut in front their shoreline should also contact us to express and/or update their preferences.

Contact 396-4458 or email