Category Archives: APMS Blog

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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Crews begin treating weed-filled NW Ind. lake with herbicides to combat aquatic plants

Lynn Stephens has lived in her lakeside home for 14 years and says the cleanup of Lake George is badly needed. She says the weeds in the lake are so thick that “the ducks and swans don’t even come around anymore.” READ MORE
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Dam lower to fight aquatic weed

Meridian Energy, which uses the lake to generate electricity at the Benmore Power Station, began lowering the lake on Monday to allow Land Information New Zealand (Linz) to carry out a spraying programme to control lagarosiphon. READ MORE
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After tons of weeds whacked, Huron clearer

About 40 trailers full of Vallisneria americana, or eelgrass, have been removed from a site on the river nearby the Hamburg Road bridge since Monday, and about another 30 truckloads will be removed by Friday, said Pat Hohl, township supervisor. READ MORE
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Glyphosate applications on invasive plants voted down in Clay Township

Clay Township Supervisor Artie Bryson said the majority of attendees of the herbicide public hearing said “no” to the quarterly applications, even though every agency in the county, state and nation assured him they do no harm. The chemicals in glyphosate are the same as the garden weed-killer, Roundup. READ MORE
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