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Emerald Bay waters clearing as weed removal progresses

“There were people who worked here for years that wouldn’t swim here because it was too weedy,” Shaw said, as he stood on the dock near Vikingsholm Wednesday. “The weeds would wash up on the beach.” Today, much of the iconic bay’s shoreline is sparkling clear and free of Eurasian milfoil, the aquatic invasive species that mucked up the area. READ MORE
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Sandpoint begins milfoil treatment plan

SANDPOINT — Thanks to a little financial help from several institutions, the city is ready to kick off its treatment plan for invasive aquatic weeds. City Beach and Windbag Marina are due to receive much-needed attention on Monday to counter the invasion of Eurasian milfoil. Rather than using herbicides, however, the cleanup crew will employ a mix of manual techniques to keep chemicals out of the lake.

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