May aquatic vegetation
be removed for recreational and aesthetic reasons?
For more information on regulations, permits and restoration contact:
Aquatic vegetation cannot be removed for
aesthetic reasons. However, under certain conditions, some plants
my be removed for recreational purposes.
A permit is needed to:
Destroy any emergent vegetation.
Control vegetation in an area larger than
2500 square feet or winder than 50 feet or 1/2 the total shoreline, whichever
Use herbicides or algaecides to control plants.
Transplant aquatic plaints into a lake.Use
and automated unattended plant control device in the lake.
A permit in not needed when:
Submerged vegetation is cut of pulled by hand.
The cleared area does not extend along more
than 50 feet of the property shoreline, or 1/2 the length of the total
shoreline, which ever is less.
The total clearance area does not exceed 2500
A channel with a maximum width of 15 feet
is maintained to reach open water in a boat.
The cut or pulled vegetation is immediately
and permanently removed from the water and placed where it cannot re-enter
Aquatic vegetation must never be destroyed
or prevented from growing in an area posted for fish spawning or by placing
mats, plastic sheets, or like materials on the bottom of the lake
The DNR Fisheries Office at (218) 828-2535