Covid work restrictions placed on NCSU and Wildlife Resource Commission folks has required LGA to modify our plans for revegetation in 2020. Typically a survey is conducted in the spring and fall of each year to determine the success of transplanting, organic spread of vegetation and the need for repairs to the exclosures, or "cages"
We conducted a fall survey in 2019 and had planned a spring survey in April. Work alone restrictions has delayed this survey and we now hope to conduct it in early July. Results will then allow us to develop a very limited work plan for 2020 with a focus on preventing any significant degradation of cages, "hold what you have". With limited resources and the concern for everyone's safety, we will not be asking folks to volunteer this year.
This collaborative effort with NCSU, the Commission as well as Virginia DGIF is how LGA members can directly develop and maintain a healthy lake ecosystem based on a diverse plant community dominated by native plant species.
If you have volunteered in the past, we thank you. We hope to resume our full efforts in 2021.