Jul 24 2015
This week The Friends of Claytor Lake performed a more extensive effort to harvest and replant Water Willow (Justicia americana) around Claytor Lake. In association with VDGIF, Claytor Lake State Park, AEP, Pulaski County, Virginia Master Naturalists, and more, water willow was harvested from robust beds located in the back of the Claytor Lake State Park boat slips and planted in coves around the state park as well as shoreline on the Bullard Farm near the Claytor Lake Dam.
The overall goal is to get vegetation into more areas of the lake and allow it to thrive to provide more habitat for the lake as well as be resistant to any attempts of Hydrilla to grow back on the lake. More than 1,000 water willow were harvested and replanted in these areas.