All forms of life teem­ing be­low pond sur­face

The Glengarry News - - Front Page -

There is a healthy va­ri­ety of aquatic life thriv­ing be­low the sur­face of Alexan­dria’s of Mill Pond.

The di­ver­sity of wa­ter species was un­der­lined when North Glen­garry be­gan its an­nual re­moval of aquatic veg­e­ta­tion from the pond in Is­land Park. Over the course of 30 hours, the weed har­vester brought in 64 tonnes of ma­te­rial. And not all of the haul con­sisted of un­wanted weeds.

The har­vester also caught 29 sun­fish, 21 cat­fish, 11 perch, a pike and two snap­ping tur­tles. All but three sun­fish and one cat­fish were re­turned to the wa­ter, ac­cord­ing to a re­port pre­sented to coun­cil by Anne Le­duc, direc­tor of com­mu­nity ser­vices.

The har­vester cuts and col­lects weeds which are gath­ered and com­posted off site.

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