Harvesting operations for the first part of August will focus on areas between California Ranch and Francis Tract on the west side of Honeoye Lake, and between Burns Point and Honeoye Park (Times Union) on the east side. Sonar data collected by volunteers at the end of July and mapped show dense vegetation beds in these areas at or near the surface of the water. We are field testing this new technology aimed at making harvesting operations strategic. The harvester is now stationed at the NYS boat launch. On non-harvesting days, staff are assisting the Town of Richmond at Sandy Bottom Park by cleaning areas adjacent to the beach, painting a viewing deck along the nature trail, and helping to clear/remove debris in Mill Creek. If you need assistance with weed fragment pickup at your shoreline, contact our office. 396-4458.