Aquatic Plant Herbicide Treatment


The Fox Lake Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is continuing its residential herbicide application program to treat Eurasian Watermilfoil. Additionally, the District will also use an herbicide to treat the communal navigation lane in the area of the Jug where mechanical harvesting is not feasible. The purpose of the treatments is lake access. The residential treatment is expected to take place in May or June of 2019, and the navigation lane treatment will take place initially in early spring. An additional treatment may be used if the initial application is not adequate. The actual days of treatment will be determined by the water temperature, weather conditions, scheduling of the contractor, and availability of DNR supervisor. If your property does not exhibit an abundance of Eurasian Water Milfoil, your property will not receive a chemical herbicide treatment. Last year over 60 property owners applied for an herbicide treatment, and approximately 75% of applicants were denied and refunded the cost of treatment for this reason. Please keep in mind, an abundance of filamentous algae cannot effectively be treated by an herbicide. Please include both of your next-door neighbors’ addresses. They are required for the DNR permit.

The cost of treatment is $160.00. The deadline for payment is Noon on March 13, 2019. Payment must be received by that time for your name to be included on the DNR permit application. If your name is not on the application and permit, you cannot receive treatment in this program. Make your check payable to Fox Lake Inland Lake District or FLILPARD and send to FLILPARD, W10543 CTY F, Fox Lake, WI 53933 Please write a separate check. Do not add to your sewer use payment.

Responsibilities of riparian owner:

                1]            Return payment with signed agreement                              

                2]            Pick up and display signs
                              (dates and times in April Newsletter)                       

DNR will supervise the treatment and instruct the applicator as to which properties are to receive treatment. If the DNR supervisor surveys your area and does not observe an abundance of Eurasian water milfoil or invasive native plants, treatment will be denied. If you are denied, you will receive a refund from the District for the amount charged for the treatment. You will forfeit the administrative costs (DNR permit, map prep, required notice in newspaper, postage, and supplies) not charged - time spent by Lake Coordinator to administer the program including after hours and weekends

Signature on this agreement authorizes the District to apply for DNR permits, hire a contractor, accept your payment to treat nuisance aquatic plants, and have access to your shore land.




Name (Printed):  ________________________________________________________________________


Lake Address: __________________________________________________________________________


Home Mailing Address: __________________________________________________________________


Phone number: ________________________________Email:____________________________________


Neighbor #1 Street Address _______________________________________________________________


Neighbor #2 Street Address _______________________________________________________________


If you have any questions, please call the District office at 920-928-2772 weekdays between 8am - 1pm.