Category Archives: aquatic weeds

Tawas Lake weed control moves ahead

EAST TAWAS – A resolution was passed by the East Tawas City Council Monday continuing the process to establish a special assessment district for aquatic weed control on Tawas Lake. READ MORE
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Expert to outline options for controlling weed growth in West Milford lakes

An expert on the subject of available aquatic plant control…combat their universal problem of unwanted weed growth in their lake waters. READ MORE
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Photo: Draining Twin Lakes

Parks and Recreation Department and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game began draining the lakes to control an invasive aquatic weed called milfoil. READ MORE
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Haven Lake weed treatment placed on hold

Residents of Haven Lake in North Mason are hotly divided over ways to remove native vegetation from the lake, or whether the plants should be removed at all. Boaters and swimmers say the weeds interfere with their enjoyment of the waters.
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Indiana Department of Natural Resources bans 28 invasive aquatic plants

Come Friday, it will be illegal to give away, buy or sell any of more than two dozen common aquatic plants found in fish tanks, backyard water sculptures and koi ponds.

The invasive non-native aquatic plants — 28 of them in all — have increasingly choked the state’s rivers, ponds, lakes and canals. As a result, the Indiana Natural Resources Commission voted in May to take action. READ MORE

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Help protect Sherborn’s Farm Pond from invasive plants — become a Weed Watcher today

An important role of the Farm Pond Advisory Committee is to advise the Board of Selectmen on actions that will keep Farm Pond pristine. This year, FPAC has taken on the control of nonnative invasive aquatic plants as a major focus.

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Still need for conference on invasive aquatic plants

Scientists, educators, public officials and others interested in the management of invasive aquatic plants are gathering this month for the annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS). “Aquatic weeds can have a profound impact on our communities,” said Lee Van Wychen, Ph.D., science policy director for the WSSA. “They can clog flood control channels, impair water supplies, and endanger commerce, recreation and tourism.”

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Suppressing aquatic weeds in Lake Okeechobee

Exotic visitors to Florida sporting snouts, scales, fins, feathers, fur, or foliage tend to hunker down, divide and multiply, and foreclose on native flora and fauna. As of 2010, 1,392 non-native plant species were identified in South Florida alone, and of those, 69 are priorities for control.

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OC Parks Honored for Lake Improvements

Efforts to improve the quality of lakes at nine of the facilities operated by OC Parks have earned the department an Award of Excellence from the California Park and Recreation Society. OC Parks received the award in the Park and Facility Maintenance Management category for a Lake Management Program instituted in 2010. The end result has been a decrease in complaints from the public and a number of compliments on the improvements.

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Low water now means a summer filled with weeds

Not only is Clear Lake at its lowest level in years but the water clarity is unbelievable. In many areas you can see the bottom at a depth of 6-8 feet. The low lake level and extreme water clarity will have a profound effect on the fishermen. It will also result in an explosion of aquatic weeds by midsummer.

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