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One of Australia’s worst weeds moves into Miles

Source: Warwick Daily News (AUSTRALIA) 9-2089413-tcn071113weeds2_t46011/1/13

AN URGENT community meeting will be held in Miles next Wednesday to inform residents about a potentially catastrophic weed outbreak in Dogwood Creek. The Miles community will learn the best ways to tackle the noxious Salvinia molesta weed infestation in the creek – the town’s drinking water supply.  READ MORE
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New river fleet helps weeding go with the flow

Source: Bangkok Post 11/24/2013
For the workers keeping the waterway clean of noxious weeds, the new fleet of aquatic weed harvesters is a welcome sight, promising to improve both their health and that of the river.READ MORE
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Council hears weed abatement report, agrees to participate in next month’s ‘National Night Out’

LAKEPORT – The majority of the treatment being done along Lakeport’s shoreline is mechanical harvesting, with some areas treated with chemicals due to the presence of hydrilla. State rules don’t allow for hydrilla to be mechanically harvested. READ MORE
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Pond and Lake Weed Rake Product Line Expanded by Lake Restoration

Lake Restoration has expanded its line of pond and lake weed rakes to include new rake tools, rake and weed control kit bundles, and more options for the LAKEMAID mechanical weed removal system. READ MORE
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Living with weeds, algae part of lake life

The number 1 topic in Lake County this summer will be the aquatic weeds and algae in Clear Lake. In fact, new patches of weeds continue to sprout up every day. Most of the weeds presently being harvested are sago pondweed, a plant native to Clear Lake. This is the long stringy weed that breaks loose and forms mats. Later in the summer other species of weeds such as primrose and duckweed will be sprouting.
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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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Pesticide plan concerns city

The Ministry of Environment is embarking on a plan to eradicate an invasive plant known as Spartina (or cord grass), which has been found in areas around Boundary Bay, Point Roberts and Burrard Inlet. Efforts to eradicate the plant have mostly involved mechanical methods, but now the province is looking at two herbicides to tackle the problem.
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State lawmaker from Shreveport wants a new way to kill aquatic weeds

Louisiana Rep. Patrick Williams (D-Shreveport) is trying to draw attention to the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia that continues to clog many waterways in the state. Williams said his constituents want to see results that go beyond chemical sprays and weed eating weevils raised in university research labs.
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Aquatic weed harvester clearing lake at Bobby Hicks Park

The city’s newly acquired aquatic weed harvester has been put to work clearing out the lake at Bobby Hicks Park. The machine’s manufacturer delivered the harvester, which cost more than $100,000, on May 7.
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Rollin Township sets hearing on lake weed treatment

Rollin Township and neighboring Woodstock Township have been battling the growing weed problem at Devils Lake for nearly four years. Though progress has been reported against the invasive Eurasian milfoil, weather conditions have fostered the continued growth of native weeds, prompting residents to complain about the weeds inhibiting their ability to recreationally use the lake. READ MORE
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