Invading Species Watch
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.
Invading Species Watch Program - 2008 Annual Report
Invading Species Watch Program - 2009 Annual Report
Invading Species Watch Program - 2010 Annual Report