I've been looking for a way to use diving to provide a comunity service. I recently volunteered to be a diver in the effort to control milfoil in Brant Lake. All air is supplied and activity varies - retrieving mats, placing mats, hand harvesting, and deep harvesting. I will also be doing some independent survey work. I'm hoping I can make a digital photo record of the 39 beds in the lake as a baseline to evaluate results over time. I'll also be able to report any new beds I find.
It seems that the volunteers they need most are divers. That seems strange to me. Anytime I can get in the water, especially if someone is providing free air, I'm in. For any diver in the area (southeastern region of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State) that might be interested here is the link:
Brant Lake Milfoil Control