JUL 6, 2022 - On behalf of our Board of Directors, Leadership Team and Property Committee, and staff, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay is excited to share some updates about our efforts to control the blue-green algae growth in Williston Lake at Camp Todd near Denton, Maryland.
For more than a decade, a specific type of algae has grown exponentially in the lake at Camp Todd, disrupting the ecological balance within the water by depleting oxygen levels, releasing dangerous toxins and causing bad taste and odors. Previous efforts to manage the algae growth using barley straw have proven to be ineffective. Without the proper equipment and methods to monitor and control the growth of algae, we have been forced to drain the lake each year, which comes at a financial cost to our council and a loss of opportunity for Girl Scouts and volunteers to take part in activities like boating, paddleboarding, and swimming.
Recently, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay extensively researched the various options to continue to treat the blue-green algae problem and decided to make an investment in two LG Sonic buoys. These buoys are floating, solar-powered platforms that continuously monitor water quality and utilize ultrasonic technology to effectively control harmful algal blooms.
As of this message, our Girl Scouts are in the midst of the first summer camp session of the year at Camp Todd. Because of our investment, we have no doubts that they will get the chance enjoy all that Williston Lake has to offer.
As always, thank you for your support of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. If you have any questions regarding the new algae control technology at Camp Todd, please contact Member Care at MemberCare@cbgsc.org.
For detailed information about how the LG Sonic buoys work, visit the read more here.