A web page for Groton Pond Folks
  Is the wort monster here to stay ?
Hi, my name is Worty, get used to me, I am going to be around
     every summer!

Historic logging hook covered in bladder wort
Small cleared area  of  Bladder wort.  it took over an  hour  to load into boat 
No row zone 
Heavy load 
And the wort monster just sits and laughs
This neighbor has worked tirelessly for days 
removing the bladder wort  and disposing of  It
Elaine Magnans  efforts  show  a pile of bladder wort she collected with the help of her Sister , Martha who was skipper of the boat       photo E Magnan
THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH BLADDER WORT
​ MULCH YOUR  FLOWER POTS
SPREAD TO PREVENT  EROSION

​ MULCH GARDENS 
COMPOST​
Photo's Darlene Sprague
East shore south end where loons used to nest
Purple Bladder Wort in bloom
If you have any bladder wort pictures you would like to contribute to this page send them to me at darlenesprague@charter.net
Purple bladder wort washed up on beach April 3, 2016, a few days after the ice went out, it is still green, not a welcoming sight.

Photo Darlene Sprague
JULY 16 2016  Bladder Wort work bee
Volunteers on the west shore help remove bladder wort from the water and into the tractor bucket at Dave Clough's place to be remove from premises..
Photos courtesy of LGA
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Bladder wort rake, back to the drawing board to make a few adjustments.....
2017 July new rake working the south end on the West shore with Allen Goodine and his Bladder Wort Work crew of Volunteers...........photo's and video by Darlene Sprague
July 2017 West shore,  Bladder Wort work crew on south end using new rake to control and gather floating weeds on the south end of Groton Pond.
Video & photos Darlene Sprague
The old fire pump finds a new home and is installed on the pontoon boat with the bladder wort rake. Recently retired firefighter Kevin McDonnell, ​is the go to guy  who oversees the pumper for the lake
After the bladder wort is gathered and brought to shore one can find many living creatures in the contents .  Salamanders, frogs, fish and crayfish. are a few examples of what is found trapped in the dense floating weeds.
Photo Darlene Sprague
Summer resident Darlene Sprague has harvested this pile in over an hour by pulling the weed into the shoreline  with a rake by hand and then piling it on her dock to drain.  From there she will spread it thin and use it for mulch in her flower gardens.....
Photo Darlene Sprague