"A pontoon boat with a cutter on it goes long and cuts the weeds," Westminster Physical Plant Director Owen Wagner said. "We then transport it over to the biology field station and use it for composting. It's part of the ecological approach we've taken to managing Brittain Lake."
The vegetation pulled from the lake is sent to the compost pile at the Field Station. Fish and other animals scooped up in the process are returned to the water. Bass and blugills are abundant, in addition to bullheads. The lake is also home to some large koi and grass carp which were introduced in an attempt to control nuisance algae and vegetation.
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