Harry Baum-Committee Chairperson,
Ray Stockwell, Neil Brown
|RECYCLING IN THE NORTHLAND
Used Motor Oil:
Advance Auto Parts - 403 NW Barry Rd
Brewer's Metals - Antioch Shopping Center (northeast corner of parking lot), (816) 517-7067
North Kansas City Iron & Metal - 1222 Iron, North Kansas City, MO, (816) 471-3244
Appliances working and non-working:
Visit the MARC site.
Computers & Peripherals:
The Surplus Exchange - 1107 Hickory - 813-472-0444
(also takes telephones, stereos & copiers-they do charge for some items)
Bicycles & Tricycles:
Bikes & Trikes for Tykes 913-371-6551 Main drop off Blue Ridge Mall and others around city-ask about pickup
Newspapers, office paper, magazines, telephone books:
Weatherby Lake City Hall parking lot-NW Corner
Aluminum Cans, Tin Cans, Plastic Bottles (#1 & #2 only), Glass (food & beverage only), Office Paper, Newspaper, Cardboard,
Magazines Paperboard, Telephone Books, Foil and Pie Pans, Scrap Metal, Clothing and Small Household Items, Household
Batteries, Toner and Inkjet Cartridges:
Community Recycling Center - Metro North Mall-far north lot- 816-561-1090
Hours: Wed - Fri 11am - 5:30pm, Sat 8am - 4pm
MARC Drop-off program
Building materials (also have materials for sale):
Habitat ReStore 4701 Deramus (Near Front Street & Choteau) Kansas City, MO 64120
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW):
MARC HHW Site 4707 Deramus, KC, MO 816-784-2080 Appointment Required
Fish and Wild Life Reports
Leave it to Beavers
Beavers are present on the lake. Protect your trees and property from beaver damage. The key to living with beavers is
appreciating the important role they play in establishing and maintaining wetlands, which in turn provide critical environmental
functions. The beaver's handiwork can have far-reaching positive effects. Beaver impoundments provide rich habitat for a great
variety of species, including plants, waterfowl, songbirds, amphibians, fish, insects, and mammals. Dams may also improve water
quality by acting as a settling basin, and provide excellent flood control by slowing water movement. If we protect our trees at
Weatherby Lake, it lets beaver have their say in the balance of nature.
If your wooded property is adjacent to an area populated by beavers or located near water, your aquatic neighbors will likely pay a
visit in the autumn and early spring. This may not be a problem for many people. But if you have small ornamental or valuable
specimen trees that need protection from beavers, tree guards are an effective solution.
You can wrap small trees with simple cylinders of galvanized, welded wire, placed 6–12 inches out from the trunk and standing
about three feet high. Chicken wire or hardware cloth (1/4- to 1/2-inch mesh) will also work, but the heavier galvanized wire will
hold up better. Cylinders on larger trees may require staking, and mulching within the cylinders will prevent weed growth. For
seedling trees, corrugated plastic drainpipes provide low-cost, easy-to-install protection. Just slit the pipes to allow room for
growth, then place them around the trees.
Since beavers are not good climbers, a three- to four-foot fence can also be a permanent deterrent. This may be the best option
when trees that need protection are grouped together. Try fencing off just the water side first, and then extend the fence if the
beavers start to find their way around it.
We all need to take responsibility for protecting our trees and property from beaver damage. To protect trees from beaver cutting,
the trunks should be enclosed in wire netting up to a height of three feet (.9 m). Beavers prefer soft wood such as Birch, Pear,
Willow, etc. Protect your valuable trees before the beavers in our lake have them for lunch. However, if you see beaver damage in
WLIC access areas, please call WLIC Fish and Wildlife Committee Chair, Bonnie VanCleave at 741-0751. If needed the WLIC may
chose to set a live Hancock trap at a cost of $189 for trap set up and $100 per trapped beaver. The Hancock trap will capture the
beaver or any other animal alive until a Wildlife Technician arrives to removed the trapped animal.
Goose Management Program for Weatherby Lake 2005
Geese are present on the lake and properties throughout the year. Their population typically peaks in the fall and winter when the
resident gees actually act as decoys to draw migrating gees onto the property. The fecal matter that geese generate is quite
significant. This year the lake was closed to swimming for one weekend in August due to the high level of e-coli contamination
from geese fecal matter. Geese eat approximately 2-4 lbs. of grass a day and expel 1-2 lbs. per day. These dropping contain
various parasites that are not only detrimental the environment, but also cause illness to individuals through both direct and indirect
contact. The fecal material alson contains undigested seed of various plants and weed of weeds growing in the area where the
matter is deposited. If geese nest on the property the adults can become very aggressive in protecting the nesting area or young
goslings. Additionally the potential of elevated Coloform levels can lead to water problems in the lake.
Management of the population of geese at Weatherby Lake recommends an integrated Goose Management Program. Using this
integrated system, we not only significantly reduce the population of resident geese, but keep migratory gees from making the
property their temporary home.
During the spring if geese attempt to nest on your property please call the WLIC office or Bonnie VanCleave. A Wildlife Technician
will addle or oil the eggs to stop the embryo development. All attempts will be made to locate all nests. In the off chance that some
geese are still utilizing the property during the molting period, a goose round up will be considered. As the birds are unable to fly
during the molt, the geese will be removed and taken to a designated facility for processing.
We understand that a majority of the property that border the lake is cared for by individual residents. The WLIC can provide
individual residents with the name of an approved company that can work with the property owner to tailor a Flight Control
application program to fit their individual needs. A non-toxic, biodegradable, repellent; Flight Control uses the UV light spectrum
which is unnoticeable to the human eye, but makes the grass appear un-palatable to the geese. This service will be the
responsibility of the property owner and be an estimated per case fee.
|ENVIRONMENTAL / FISHERIES / WILDLIFE
|WEATHERBY LAKE IMPROVEMENT COMPANY
|WEATHERBY LAKE IMPROVEMENT COMPANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A GREEN LAWN AND CLEAN LAKE
DON'T - use high phosphate formulas like 0-46-0 18-24-12 8-32-16 10-20-10 10-34-3
DON'T - use garden fertilizer formulas like 10-10-10 12-12-12 13-13-13
DON'T - spread fertilizer into the lake, on driveways or streets!
DON'T - wash cars, boats, rv's or decks with soap containing phosphate!
DO - use slow release fertilizer formulas!
DO - use natural organic products!
DO - use higher nitrogen, low phosphate formulas like 30-5-5 30-4-6 29-3-5
DO - spread fertilizer only on lawn surface!
DO - use grass seed varieties with natural dark green color such as Rugby II Accent Opal Imagine
It's up to all of us to keep our lake clean and unpolluted!