The Lake Mitchell Improvement Board will again provide roadside pickup of weeds. To accommodate off-season collection of weeds, four weeks have been added to the schedule.
Roadside pickup will begin one week earlier this year starting on May 15. That first week, the weed hauler will check around the entire lake one day and collect weeds. Starting on May 21 until September 7th , weeds will be collected following the schedule that has been used in past years:
Monday – From the canal north to the roller rink.
Tuesday – From the roller rink along West Lake Mitchell Drive checking all lakefront roads ending with the Camp Torenta loop.
Wednesday – From the canal south and west including all roads with lake front property to the end of Sunrise Point Road.
Thursday and Friday– Days for collecting weeds not picked up during the week.
After September 13 and continuing through September 30, the weed hauler will collect weeds one day a week.
Aquatic weeds need to be removed from the lakeshore by the property owners and put on the edge of the road. Do not leave sticks, brush,yard waste or sand by the roadside. Only aquatic vegetation will be picked up.
Weed compost, black peat and mulch available
The weeds picked up along the shore of Lake Mitchell are deposited and spread out to dry at Ron Klimp's farm on the south side of Lake Mitchell. (7288 S. 33 ½ Mile Road). Contact Ron at 616-295-8686. You can pick up the weeds at no cost or for a small fee Ron will load them for you. The weeds that were once a nuisance in the lake can now be helping enrich your garden.
The black peat from the Franke Cove dredging project is also available. In addition Klimp has horse manure/sawdust compost.