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Herbicide back in the discussion of Rogers Lake weed control

For years, the towns have tried organic options, such as harvesting, suction harvesting and benthic mats, to control the weeds. But emphasizing the costs and pervasiveness of the weeds, members of Monday’s discussion explored the possibility of studying the use of herbicides in the lake or dredging parts of it. READ MORE
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Volunteers open war on weeds

Fanwort, Eurasian water milfoil, curly pondweed and hydrilla are among the enemies, and humans, their chief enablers. That’s why Mike Sicord spent Saturday morning, the opening day of fishing season, manning the state boat launch at Rogers Lake, working alongside Santy Patana, the boat launch attendant for the Rogers Lake Authority, checking boats for plant debris and talking to boaters about the problems caused by invasive plants.

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BILLINGTON SEA ASSOCIATION: Weeding the Sea

PLYMOUTH — Plans to remove invasive weeds from Billington Sea will restrict boat traffic on the West Plymouth pond through the middle of the summer. Workers installed a curtain net Thursday that will separate Billington Sea’s western bay from the main body of the pond. The netting will enable the treatment of that bay with an herbicide that will kill two different types of invasive weeds that are choking the bay.

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