Staff at the Harbour have been spending hours every day raking the weeds and pulling them out of the water. Most days at least 20 garbage bags of weeds are removed. It has been a very unusual summer.
The Village hires a contractor annually to cut the weeds and this year that occurred on Friday, July 6. The contractor removed the weeds from the water and delivered them to a local property owner who used them as fertilizer.
I suspect every home and business owner on the Upper Rideau this year has the same challenge. If anyone wants to help out at the Harbour, please contact Harbour Master Kevin Kardash. Or if you want some of the weeds for fertilizer, come on down to the Harbour and help yourself to a few bags!!!