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Aggressive milfoil treatment affects fish in Lake Ellwood — biologist

Eric Engbretson Photos

Eric Engbretson Photos

Source: Iron Mountain Daily News (Wisconsin) 06/29/2013

In 2012, Greg Matzke, a fisheries biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, made a startling discovery on Florence County’s Lake Ellwood. READ MORE
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Emerald Bay waters clearing as weed removal progresses

“There were people who worked here for years that wouldn’t swim here because it was too weedy,” Shaw said, as he stood on the dock near Vikingsholm Wednesday. “The weeds would wash up on the beach.” Today, much of the iconic bay’s shoreline is sparkling clear and free of Eurasian milfoil, the aquatic invasive species that mucked up the area. READ MORE
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Hydrilla Under Control

Efforts to eradicate a fast-spreading aquatic weed that threatened to choke the life out of Lake Pinehurst have been so successful that some may not think there is still a threat. “Some said they don’t see it as a problem anymore,” Reedy said. “They think we have won the battle. We can’t be complacent. This is still a credible threat.” READ MORE
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County works to reduce aquatic invasive species

A task force gathered at the Montana State Offices in Thompson Falls on Wednesday to discuss efforts to reduce the population of the invasive species known as Eurasian Water Milfoil in Sanders County waters. 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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Invasive plant threatening the Charles in Newton

Water chestnuts were almost eradicated in the 1990s, but when the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation funding for aquatic weed control was cut about ten years ago, the weed with the sharp-spiked seeds came back with a vengeance and now covers 50 acres in the Charles River Lakes District in Newton, Weston and Waltham. READ MORE
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Another Deadly Invasion

One more dreadful noxious weed attacks Dal Lake. Alligator grass, an aquatic weed also referred to as pig weed is a perennial, floating emergent, noxious invasive weed, has recently invaded all our famous fresh water bodies.
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Exotic weed spreads its tentacles in Waipa waterways

A blackmarket trade in a Brazilian aquatic weed is threatening to choke waterways in the Waipa District that could flood land and create a hazard where people and livestock could drown. Salvinia (kariba weed) was introduced to New Zealand nearly a century ago for fishponds and is now found in Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty. A Waipa District Council worker discovered a small amount of the invasive plant in a stormwater pond near Te Awamutu last month but failed to recognise the species and when he returned six weeks later, he found the pond choked by the plant. “In six weeks it had gone from pretty much nothing to the entire 50 metres by 20 metres pond,” Waikato Regional Council biosecurity officer Darion Embling said. READ MORE
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Boaters beware

According to the Montana Weed Control Association, Montana currently has 32 state-listed noxious weeds in every county of the state. Western Montana has a much larger problem given population densities where weeds are primarily spread through travel vectors. READ MORE
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Pesticides pose major risk to invertebrate species

According to a new study published in the in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pesticide use is reducing the diversity of aquatic insects and other invertebrates at a rapid rate. The researchers focused on examining the loss of biodiversity in Europe and Australia. READ MORE
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