In 2014 the homeowners associations of Portage, Base and Whitewood Lakes commissioned a study of invasive aquatic vegetation on the Chain of Lakes. The completed study can be read online here: http://www.pbwoa.org/2015-weed-report/ or downloaded as a PDF version from our neighborhood website here: http://www.strawberryhillestates.org/?wpfb_dl=130 .
The report includes specific findings and recommendations regarding invasive species in Strawberry Lake.
Of particular concern is the fact that encroachment by these invasive species in Strawberry Lake has progressed beyond a point where mechanical harvesting (raking) can be effective. Associations are advised to use chemical treatments to reduce the vegetation levels, after which mechanical harvesting can be employed for vegetation control. (see page 98)