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Ridding Peconic waters of invasive weeds

About 30 volunteers and Department of Environmental Conservation workers — in kayaks, canoes and fishing boats — combed the Peconic Lake and River Thursday for water primrose, an invasive aquatic weed threatening the watershed’s ecosystem.

“This is something that’s not just going to go away after a week,” said Ernie Fugina, president of the Peconic Lake Estates Civic Organization. “Once it covers the lake, it will destroy everything beneath it.”

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Volunteers sought for Lake Tahoe water weed cleanup

Volunteers are sought to help rid Lake Tahoe’s shoreline of water weeds Sunday at Baldwin Beach in South Lake Tahoe.

Volunteers will work in a large swale, similar to a shallow pond, adjacent to Lake Tahoe, which is infested with Eurasian watermilfoil, one of Tahoe’s most prolific aquatic weeds.

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Volunteers pull aquatic weeds at Holliston lake

The Lake Winthrop Watershed Association organized the event as part of its effort to rid the lake of weeds. Water chestnuts are one of at least four weeds that clog about 75 percent of the lake. Kids cheered when they found a black “nut,” the sharp seed pods that drop from the top and make more weeds.

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Weed removal project this weekend

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Lake Tahoe Basin residents and visitors are invited to help remove one of the lake’s most prolific aquatic invasive weeds, Eurasian watermilfoil, during a community aquatic weed removal project at Baldwin Beach this Sunday.

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