The Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures (AWM) worked with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the California Conservation Corps to remove large patches of invasive reeds from Lakeside’s Lindo Lake Nov. 5 through Dec. 5. The reeds, called tules, threatened to take over the east basin of Lindo Lake. With the current drought conditions leaving the basin dry, it was the perfect opportunity to improve the quality of the lake before the winter rains. AWM applied an herbicide to treat the invasive reeds and removal began a month later. Officials left a few small patches to provide nesting sites for the native birds and other animals.