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Thurston County Noxious Weed Agency Coordinator Honored Nationally

An upriver soldier in the state’s battle against invasive species has been recognized nationally for keeping an aquarium plant from taking over the Chehalis River system.
Rick Johnson, Coordinator of the Thurston County Noxious Weed Agency in Washington State, is recognized by the US Department of the Interior for his 34-year record of commitment to invasive plant management, and has served on multiple weed management committees, boards and associations. Rick led a program for the management of Brazilian Elodea in the Chehalis River system, an initiative which spanned multiple agencies over the course of ten years.

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Help stop lake weed

Eurasian milfoil, a spiny seaweed not native to North America, has been a problem locally, and the biggest weapon in combating the invasive plant is education, said Jack DeWeese, coordinator of the town of Caroga’s invasive aquatic weed extraction in Caroga Lake. The Adirondack Landowners Association is working with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and local counties throughout upstate New York to raise awareness about aquatic invasive species this year. The three-part program educates people by sending brochures with renewals for boat and trailer registrations, providing space in local Department of Motor Vehicle offices for signs and brochures to get the word out about the problem, and involving the private sector. The ALA will work with North Country business owners and town government officials to offer posters and handouts with information on how to prevent the spread of invasive species throughout the Adirondacks.
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Specialists begin first round of treatment for Hydrilla

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC – Aquatic specialists with SePRO began the first treatment for Hydrilla in Lake Waccamaw Tuesday. The specialists are spraying an aquatic herbicide called Sonar over about 1,000 acres of the 9,000 acre lake. The herbicide will sink to the bottom of the water and kill the Hydrilla.
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New Rochelle Uses Herbicide On Lakes

New Rochelle’s Public Works Department has begun the fight against unsightly summer algae on Beechmont and Glenwood Lakes by using the herbicide Reward (active ingredient: Diquat Dibromide), which they hope will “combat the overgrowth of water vegetation,” otherwise known as the green slime.
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Weed control treatment begins at Pine Lake

La PORTE — The battle to control the onslaught of a fish-strangling weed in La Porte starts today. That’s when workers of Aquatic Control, an aquatic weed control company out of Seymour, will start treating Pine Lake for Eurasian Milfoil, an invasive species of plant spreading across the area’s bodies of water.
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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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FWP ups state defenses against aquatic invasive species

In spite of the occasional discovery at a check station, zebra mussels haven’t moved into Montana yet. “The five northwestern states are free of mussels and that’s currently the line,” Begley said. The same can’t be said for Eurasian watermilfoil, which first invaded Montana in 2006. After lurking in Idaho’s Lake Pend Oreille, where it’s been degrading the water quality for a decade, it finally showed up in the Clark Fork River.
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Monday in the Legislature

HB32 Dedicates a portion of mineral income from False River to operations, management, and improvements including aquatic weed management in the lake.
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Hydrilla management plan working

Six years into waging a battle for Lake Wylie, the weed-eaters are taking it to the scourge. In 2007, Ibach called for hundreds, or even thousands, of weed-eating fish to combat the “menace.” The first load of 500 grass carp was released in May 2008.
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Over 1,500 weed-eating carp introduced to Rainbow Lake

This is due to the ever-increasing mat of aquatic weeds choking the lake during the summer months to the point that fishing and boating are all but impossible.
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