Higgins Lake – 2017
SWIMMER’S ITCH CONTROL PROGRAM
The Current Common Merganser COunt
(as of June 19)
4 Broods trapped off Higgins Lake / 54 Ducklings relocated to Lake Huron
Two specific ways you can continue to help…..
From June 1 – July 15 the single most important thing you can do to help us control swimmer’s itch is to report any common merganser broods you see on Higgins Lake (click the appropriate link above).
If you aren’t sure that the brood you saw are common mergansers, click on the link anyway and you’ll be shown pictures to help you determine their identity.
Because we removed all 6 common merganser broods off Higgins Lake last summer, we expect to see a significant reduction in the severity of swimmer’s itch cases again this year. Please use the link above to report any and all swimmer’s itch cases on Higgins Lake in 2017. Thank you.