We have arranged for an aquatic harvester (basically an aquatic “lawnmower” on pontoons) to clear the excessive aquatic vegetation that has increasingly made the pond inaccessible to those who boat, kayak or use the pond in any way. The harvester will be deployed on the pond for a week starting July 19. Operated by Aquatic Control Technology, an experienced operator, the boat uses something called a york rake to cut and scoop up the plants. This is a pilot project to simply demonstrate that the approach will work.

A PDF description of the project can be found here: NPC Hummock Pond NOI narrative 012415

Video of Hummock Pond Harvester (4 min)