Over the next week DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will begin annual treatment of public-access ponds across Sussex county for invasive aquatic weeds that cause problems for native plants, anglers, and boaters alike.
Signs will be posted in the boat ramp area of each pond on the day of treatment. Ponds to be treated this year are Tubmill Pond near Milford, Wagamons Pond in Milton and Millsboro Pond.
Fish and Wildlife crews will use an aquatic herbicide that has been used in Delaware since the 1980s. Although the chemical does not pose a long term threat to humans or the environment, residents on or downstream of treated ponds are cautioned against using pond water for irrigation for at least 30 days to avoid damaging their crops and gardens.