Invasive Aquatic Plants Control Program - City of Springfield, Massachusetts

Since 2002, GZA has been performing an on-going, annual Invasive Aquatic Control Plan for the Springfield Parks & Recreation Department in 6 lakes and ponds.  Services included:

  • Annual Aquatic Plant Survey
  • Evaluation & Design of Alternative Control Methods to Maintain Desirable Aquatic Plants in Littoral Zone
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Annual Monitoring of Herbicide Application to Control Secondary Impacts
  • Post Treatment Monitoring to Assessment Treatment success
  • Follow-up work included an overall Lakes Management Plan for 18 waterbodies in Springfield, assessing each feature and developing management recommendations for each lake or pond.