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Leverett sends invasive aquatic plants in town pond packing

LEVERETT — In an effort to combat a growing infestation of invasive aquatic plants, the Friends of Leverett Pond — a local lake preservation organization — applied an herbicidal treatment to Leverett Pond last week aiming to control the spread of milfoil and curly-leaf pondweed… After the milfoil has died, a hydro-rake will be made available to landowners to clean up waterfront areas, with the goal of removing the plant’s root systems. Landowners will then be responsible for removing any material collected by the rake. Friends of Leverett Pond has also secured a permit for the use of cloth mats, known as benthic barriers, to prevent the weeds from returning.
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