In 2010 the Pike Lake Aquatic Harvester Co-operative was created to help reduce the amount of aquatic vegetation resident in Pike Lake. The harvester machine, affectionately known as "Nessie", was purchased in 2010.
The Harvester Co-op has received permission for the removal of aquatic vegetation as follows:
- In front of private waterfront residences not exceeding a maximum width, perpendicular to the shoreline, of 8 metres or 50% of the property width, whichever is less
- Within the swimming area at the public beach
- From in front of the boat launch and watercraft rental area not exceeding a maximum width, perpendicular to the shoreline, of 8 m.
- To create interpretive pathways (up to 4 m. wide) in the dense aquatic vegetation at the north and south ends of the lake. Two paths will be created at each end of the lake to provide access for small vessels
- To create an 8 m. wide channel down the open water area (most recent addition).
Harvester Driver Schedule