Lake Wilderness Citizen Advisory Committee

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Lake WildernessThe Lake Management District Citizen Advisory Committee was established to evaluate the activities of the Lake Management District, a special assessment district, established to eradicate the noxious aquatic weed Eurasian watermilfoil from Lake Wilderness. The special assessment district sunset December 31, 2006 and a new Lake Wilderness Citizen Advisory Committee was established to partner with staff to determine future aquatic plant management activities.

The Lake Wilderness CAC is striving to limit the re-infestation of Lake Wilderness by Eurasian watermilfoil, determining how and in what areas native weeds should be further controlled, and what educational efforts should be carried out to inform lake users about lake management activities. An updated plan, Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan (IAVMP) [PDF], addressing these questions was approved by the Department of Ecology in February 2005 and then by the City Council in April 2005. Additionally in 2005, the City Council approved a 10 year budget (2007-2016) to carry out program activities outlined in the IAVMP.

Current members of the Lake Wilderness CAC are:

  • Paul Eaton, Chair
  • Paul Wichelmann, Vice Chair
  • Pat Anderson
  • Linda McMonagle, Alternate #1
  • Laurie MacKenzie, Alternate #2
  • Sam Whitman, King County Representative
  • Diana Pistoll, City Representative

The Lake Wilderness CAC meets quarterly at the Lake Wilderness Lodge.  Notices of all meetings are posted at the library, the Tahoma School District Central Services Facility, and on the City's website.

To contact members of the Lake Wilderness CAC please contact staff liaison Diana Pistoll at or 425-413-8800.


The City of Maple Valley Seeks Volunteers for
Lake Wilderness Citizen Advisory Committee
Applications Are Due on Thursday, October 3, 2019

The City of Maple Valley is recruiting individuals who are interested in volunteering to serve a two-year term on the 2020/2021 Lake Wilderness Citizen Advisory Committee.  Recruitment is underway to fill two regular voting member position and one or more alternate non-voting member positions.  Alternate members attend meetings to be informed and prepared to fill a regular voting member vacancy.

The Committee represents residents and property owners of the City of Maple Valley to the City Council regarding the annual aquatic plant management program for Lake Wilderness.  Members work with staff on the annual work program, watershed education, and preparation of an annual report.   

Applicants must reside in, or be property owners of property within the incorporated City limits with at least one citizen member being a shoreline property owner.  Members are interviewed and appointed by Maple Valley Council.  The Committee meets a minimum of four evenings each year at a date and time determined by the membership.   

If you are interested in serving your community through this unique opportunity please stop by City Hall, 22017 SE Wax Road, Suite 200 to pick up an application or download the application at the City’s website,

Applications will be accepted until Thursday, October 3, 2019 by the close of business day.  Applicants will attend a Council Meeting in order to be interviewed by City Council.  The scheduled interview dates are: October 14th, October 28th and November 4, 2019.  For questions, please contact Diana Pistoll, Public Works Programs Project Manager at 425-413-8800 or

Published September 4, 2019

Press Release [PDF]

Applications [PDF]


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