Koontz Lake Association Seeks County’s Help to Ban Bridge Jumping

The Koontz Lake Association needs the assistance of the Starke County Commissioners in order to keep kids from jumping off a bridge there. They’ve asked INDOT to post a sign prohibiting jumping from the bridge. INDOT officials say they’d be happy to put one up, but first the county has to pass an ordinance formally outlawing the practice. That matter came before the commissioners this week, and Starke County Attorney Marty Lucas has agreed to draft an ordinance for their consideration.

Koontz Lake Association, DNR to Treat Lake for Watermilfoil, Pondweed on Tuesday

The eradication of Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed in the Koontz Lake will begin on Tuesday, April 17th.

The Koontz Lake Association and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources River Enhancement Program will be conducting a whole lake treatment for control with EPA approved Sonar Herbicide. Other treatments will be completed within 90-120 days following tomorrow’s treatment.

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