Aquatic Vegetation Management Program


Program Update (9/18/2017) 


2017 Harvesting Concludes; Barge Operates through October 12 

Mechanical harvesting on Honeoye Lake concluded for the 2017 season the week of September 11. The work barge is scheduled to operate on a part-time basis through October 12. Lake residents are invited to contact the Aquatic Vegetation Management Program (AVMP) at the Ontario County Planning Department at 585-396-4458 to arrange service.

Thank you to all property owners who marked their waterlines this season.
Please be sure to remove the markers from your waterlines to avoid damage from freezing and ice. Those physically unable to remove waterline markers should call our office for assistance.

Thank you also to all who worked with the AVMP team this year to help us target services where needed and wanted in a timely fashion. Your communication and cooperation are much appreciated! Please feel free to contact us to share ideas and feedback during the off-season as we are always seeking ways to improve services for lake residents and users.

Tentative 2017 Season Schedule


June 26

Waterline Marking/
Shoreline Collection Begins

July 3 – Sept 4

Shoreline Collection/Weed Harvesting

Sept 11

Weed Harvesting Ends

Oct 9

Shoreline Collection Ends


Operations occur Monday through Thursday, with effort generally split between Shoreline Collection (Monday and Thursday) and Harvesting (Tuesday and Wednesday). This schedule will vary based on weather and lake conditions. Residents should contact us to request more or less harvesting, no harvesting at all, or shoreline pickup. Those requesting more services will be accommodated as the schedule permits.  


Contact 396-4458 or email 

2017 Program Info:

Harvesting Season Reports

Vegetation Maps

Aquatic Vegetation Maps are created three times per season and provide a picture of areas around the perimeter of lake with the most growth. The maps below are examples from June 26, 2016 for the north and south lake basins. The red areas indicate vegetation occupies 90 to 100 percent of the water column. In red zones, vegetation is usually visible at or near the top of the water surface.

Northern Basin Southern Basin