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Posted on: June 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Willard Beach swim area closed noon June 15 to noon June 16

Small beach on lake with pavilion and sidewalk

The city’s Willard Beach swimming area will be closed from approximately noon on Thursday, June 15 until noon on Friday, June 16. 

The closure is for a chemical weed treatment on various parts of Goguac Lake, coordinated by the city and the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.  

The team applying the treatments will post signs in the treated areas of the lake – including on Willard Beach and at the park entrance – asking neighbors and visitors to stay off the water in those areas for 24 hours. This is so the treatments have time to reach the intended weed species in the water and work effectively. 

If a person does go into the lake while the treatment signs are posted, we recommend showering after leaving the lake. The treatments are tested and determined to be safe for this use in the lake. 

Willard Beach Park and the beach itself will still be open and available during this time. 

You can see a lake map on our website showing the various treatments in the following areas: Near the Willard Beach swimming area; Hiawatha Drive; near Menno Place and Wa Wee Nork Drive; Honey Lane; Sunnyside Drive; from Peets Cove to the south along Lakeshore Drive to the area around the private road; and Lynwood Drive. 

Please contact our Environmental Services staff with questions, at 269-966-3343. 

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