Morris Town Boat Launch: The Bantam Lake Protective Association is not a negotiating party in this issue. Questions and concerns are best served by the Town of Morris government. The website is http://www.townofmorrisct.org/
Weeds: The Threat to Bantam Lake
Fanwort has invaded the lake!
Once thought to be contained in the Bantam River,
Fanwort has now made its way into the lake and infested
several shorelines. Click
here to view/download Dr. Knoecklein's
recent presentation (.pdf file)
now, this way of life is being dramatically threatened by invasive and non-invasive weeds that have begun to choke
Bantam Lake. Based
on a study by Northeast Aquatic Research commissioned by Bantam
Lake Protective Association, it was found that thefollowing destructive plants have
been identified as being in immediate need of control.
Out of control
and strangles water flow.
boating, swimming and fishing impossible. If left
unchecked, can spread very rapidly. Successfully
treated with herbicide in 2006 and 2007. Several areas
of re-infestation have occured in late summer 2007.
Naiad native Out
Dense stringy weed that infects the surface of the
lake. For unknown reasons, a major population growth occured
in late summer 2007.
This plant includes a sharp thorn near lake bottom
- hazardous to swimmers. Although some infestation
was observed in past few years, we believe hand pulling
efforts have eradicated this weed..