When does the state of Lake Ville-Marie start to decline?
With a population of nearly 4,500, the island of La Ville Marie has a lot to live up to.
The area is a popular spot for swimming, kayaking and canoeing, and locals enjoy a warm climate and excellent fishing grounds.
But with a population dwindling by the year, local authorities are now working to help the island’s inhabitants by planting a new kind of grass in the area.
With the arrival of the new grass, a few small trees will have a chance to grow.
The new grass will be planted in the winter months, when the island is most active, to help feed the island.
This year, the state’s Agriculture Minister, Giorgos Moutakis, said that the planting of the grass would be “an important step” in restoring Lake Villes-Marie.
The government said it would also use it to “create an environment where fish can thrive”.
But local residents have already started planting the grass in their garden, and some are worried that the new plants will not be enough to restore the area to its former glory.
“The vegetation is already there, it’s just the grasses have to be planted,” said Doreen Ochs, a member of the La Villes’ community council.
“It will take a few years for the grass to be in good shape, so it’s a matter of time before we start seeing it in our garden.”
Ms Ochsdorf said the state government had given the grass the green light, but it would take time to see it fully thrive.
“I don’t think it will be too soon for us to see a lot of the beautiful trees growing in the next year,” she said.
“There’s not much grass, but if we had a little bit more time, we could definitely see a big increase.”
Meanwhile, the lake has been closed to all boats, including the Royal Navy, for a period of six months to protect the water quality.
Ms Ouchs said that although the island was “in a good place”, it was important to remember the importance of maintaining a good water quality as a result of the drought.
“We have to remember that it’s not just about the water, it is also about the air, the air quality,” she added.
“What is important is to maintain the balance between the air and the water.”
Local fisherman say that the recent increase in fish stocks will help with the island getting back to its old ways.
“Lake Ville is very important to the economy, because of the amount of tourists that come here,” said Ollie Fries, a fisherman who has been fishing for about 20 years.
“Now that the fish stocks have been replenished, we will have more tourists coming back here.”