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CMA grant helps target invasive Alligator weed

Efforts to control Alligator Weed within the region has been “put on the front foot” after local councils were given $200,000 towards their invasive aquatic weeds programs. READ MORE
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Aerial spraying on lake scheduled Nov. 4-15

Santee Cooper will conduct a helicopter treatment of EPA-approved aquatic herbicide targeting the invasive aquatic plant water hyacinth in Lake Marion Nov. 4 – 15 READ MORE
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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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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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Settlement Will Safeguard Endangered California Frog From Harmful Pesticides

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal district court approved a settlement today requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to better protect California red-legged frogs from seven common pesticides known to be highly toxic to amphibians. The settlement gives the agency two years to prepare “biological opinions” under the Endangered Species Act to analyze pesticide use in and near the frog’s aquatic and upland habitats. READ MORE
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It’s Fish-Eat-Weed At Taunton Lake

About 250 grass carp have been introduced into Taunton Lake in an effort to curb its increasing infestation by aquatic milfoil, a subsurface weed. READ MORE
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Crews work to control invasive Lake Houston aquatic vegetation

Each year during the growing season, aquatic vegetation that appears on the surface of the lake is treated with State of Texas-approved herbicides. 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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With a noxious aquatic weed threatening Alaska’s prime fishing waters, science and local politics are at odds

Source: Alaska Dispatch (Alaska) 11/28/2013
Two species of Elodea, aquatic plants commonly known as Canadian and Nuttall’s waterweed, have been found in recent years in a handful of lakes and sloughs near Fairbanks, Anchorage, Cordova, and Kenai. READ MORE
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Unhappy Lake June land owners flock to meeting on Illinois pondweed issue

LAKE PLACID — A majority of the Lake June property owners at a meeting held by Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Commission Wednesday were angry, suspicious and demanding of action. The meeting was about an outbreak of Illinois pondweed along the lake shore. READ MORE
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