Toxic Blue-Green Algae Update: June 30, 2022 Toxic Blue-Green Algae Update: This algal bloom was first reported by persons in View Crest subdivision last Thursday, June 23. The Town of Delavan and the Delavan Lake Sanitary District responded immediately. Health Alert signage was posted at the Delavan Community Park, and other public launch and several private boat launches. We have since been in continuous contact with the WDNR, the state Dept. of Public Health, and the Walworth County Dept. of Health. Experts in the field of Harmful Algal Blooms have confirmed the presence of the Blue-Green algae. To date, there have not been any reports of illness related to this Health Alert, and the Town of Delavan will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow all guidance and directives that have been provided by the appropriate departments locally and at the state level. Due to the weather projections going forward into next week, it is expected that the conditions that supported this algal bloom last week may continue to be in place at least into next week; therefore, the Health Alert postings and the beach closure at the Community Park will remain in effect. Please continue to go to the Town of Delavan website for any updates. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01888.pdf    

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Noxious Weeds Official Notice

OFFICIAL NOTICE

TOWN OF DELAVAN, WALWORTH COUNTY, WISCONSIN

Every person is required by law to destroy all of the following noxious weeds growing on land in the Town of Delavan, Walworth County, Wisconsin, owned, operated or controlled by that person.

This notice is hereby given to each & every person who owns, occupies or controls land in the Town of Delavan to cut or destroy all noxious weeds, which include but are not limited to: Canada Thistle, Leafy Spurge, Marijuana or Hemp, Field Binweed (commonly known as Creeping Jenny), Musk Thistle (Carduus Nutans L.) Goatsbeard, Quack or Quitch Grass, Harmful Barberry & English Charlock, Wild Mustard, Purple Loosestrife or Multiflora Rose. 

This must be done at such time and in such a manner as shall effectively prevent them from bearing seed or spreading to adjoining properties, as required by Section 66.0407 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Thistles must be cut before they reach seed stage. 

For more information on noxious weeds or invasive plants, please visit the WI Department of Natural Resource’s website at: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Invasives/photos/.

Dated this 14th day of May, 2021

Kristy L. McChristy

Town Clerk