The Invading Species Watch
program is a volunteer based monitoring program for aquatic invading species. It is an initiative of the
Invading species Awareness Program, which is a partnership between the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the Ontario
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
The WLPP has been sampling White Lake for invasive species including zebra mussels
and spiny waterflea. Although the spiny waterflea has not been detected in White Lake, 2014 sampling results indicate that zebra
mussel veligers (immature mussels or larvae) were detected
at the sample site located opposite the boat ramp at the Waba Museum near
White Lake Village. Zebra mussel larvae were not detected at the two other sampling sites located opposite White Lake Marina and Cedar
Cove Resort. However, adult zebra mussels were found on the North Shore of the lake in late October, 2015.
Below are annual reports
of the Invading Watch Program. These reports contain information invasive species and results of testing in lakes across Ontario.