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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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Growing and sharing banned aquatic plants is illegal

The Ministry for Primary Industries and Bay of Plenty Regional Council are urging residents not to grow or share banned aquatic pest plants because they pose a huge risk to our waterways. They are particularly concerned about salvinia (also known as kariba weed) and water hyacinth.

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Milfoil, an invasive aquatic weed, found at Naticook Lake in Merrimack

Variable milfoil, a waterway-clogging invasive weed, has been documented for the first time at Naticook Lake in Merrimack. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services said the infestation appears to have been present for at least two years. The plant is a widespread problem in New Hampshire, having been found in more than 50 lakes and ponds.

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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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Milfoil treatment to start at Hayden Lake

HAYDEN LAKE – Eight sites with Eurasian watermilfoil infestations on the east side of Hayden Lake have been selected for treatment with an aquatic herbicide. That work starts July 16 and is scheduled to be completed July 20, with 72 total acres to receive an application of a liquid triclopyr.

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Be alert for suspect aquatic plants

ONE of Australia’s worst water weeds has been discovered in a creek in Lynwood, prompting an alert from the Department of Agriculture and Food to avoid dumping suspect plants in creeks or drains. Department research officer Sandy Lloyd said water hyacinth was reported at Bannister Creek by a local natural resource management group.

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Still need for conference on invasive aquatic plants

Scientists, educators, public officials and others interested in the management of invasive aquatic plants are gathering this month for the annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS). “Aquatic weeds can have a profound impact on our communities,” said Lee Van Wychen, Ph.D., science policy director for the WSSA. “They can clog flood control channels, impair water supplies, and endanger commerce, recreation and tourism.”

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Suppressing aquatic weeds in Lake Okeechobee

Exotic visitors to Florida sporting snouts, scales, fins, feathers, fur, or foliage tend to hunker down, divide and multiply, and foreclose on native flora and fauna. As of 2010, 1,392 non-native plant species were identified in South Florida alone, and of those, 69 are priorities for control.

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Schumer: Hydrilla is threat to Finger Lakes region

The hydrilla invasion in the inlet, and the potential danger it holds for tourism throughout the entire Finger Lakes region if it spreads, brought U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., to Watkins Glen on Tuesday.

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Georgina to harvest weeds in 3 areas

New sidewalks and weed harvesting are two major projects slated for summer in Georgina. Changes were made this year to the town’s aquatic weed collection and removal program along the shores of Cook’s Bay since many residents in the Roches Point area were not provided the service last year.

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