As a follow up to our stocking of nearly 4,000 sterile grass carp into the Lake in June of 2015 to help control the invasive eurasian watermiloil which grows in our waters, the Candlewood Lake Authority has now stocked an additional 48 milfoil-eating grass carp, fitted with radio transmitters, into Candlewood Lake!
In a first-of-its-kind study in Connecticut, we will begin tracking their movements to help us better understand the eating patterns of these fish, which will help us to more effectively stock carp in the Lake in the coming years.
This is YOUR opportunity to support the CLA and a great program, which stands to benefit all users and residents of Candlewood Lake.
How does it work? Simple! You click on the button above to adopt one of the radio transmitter-equipped grass carp, and select a donation amount. Your donation will be assigned to a carp with specific ID - and as we track the movements of your carp, you will be provided with an update on your carp’s movements in Candlewood Lake.
Don’t forget to name your carp so we can have your carp named our tracking study!
A $100 adoption fee allows you to adopt and name a sterile grass carp with a
radio transmitter to see where it travels on Candlewood!
Carp Parent / Carp Name & Map Link
Cathy Setterlin / Carpy
Patti & Scott Wakeling / Maverick
Allan Brooks / Eliza
Marianne Gaffey / Guiness
Josh DeWind / Jingles
David Lutterbach / Isabel
Phyllis Schaer / Sherman
David Wieder / Weedeater
Scott and Deb Randall / Carp-ediem
Tobi Press / Che-Ne-Wah
Town of Sherman / Sherm
Ryder Press / Balfour
Dana Zohar / Carpe Diem
Karen Kelly / Blaine
Nate Press / Baco
Mark Proper / Mark
Jeff Berman / Sunrise Skiers
Sue Slater / Lesue
Karen Trovato / Chuck
Bill Farrell / Millie
Jason Keane / Lison
Carolyn Rowan / Neptune
Mangia Mangia / Mangia Mangia
Cynthia Stevens / Ball Pond Lady
Alex Wirth / Alan
Jim and Jane McAlister / Chaz McCarp
Thank You For Adopting!
Student researchers Emily Van Vlack and Luke Mueller were out tracking the carp in 2017 - check out their carp tracking blogs below!