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Hydrilla cleanup funds caught in red tape

Ithaca Journal
Simon Wheeler / Staff Photo

Source: Ithaca Journal (New York)
Date Published: 05/22/2012

ITHACA — With funding already promised for hydrilla eradication in the Cayuga Inlet, it’s time to release money so municipalities can start killing the invasive plant, New York U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday.

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Sandpoint rejects herbicides for City Beach milfoil

SANDPOINT — While Lake Pend Oreille definitely has a watermilfoil problem, herbicides aren’t on the table as a treatment plan anymore.

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Council OK with more grass carp

The Lake Gaston Weed Control Council recently considered recommendations from its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and Stakeholders Board regarding grass carp stocking and other matters.

TAG chairman Rob Richardson, an associate professor and extension specialist at N.C. State University with a focus on aquatic and non-cropland weeds, said that TAG over a conference call unanimously approved recommending 18 grass carp per acre be stocked this year, which would amount to 7,461 fish.

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Group: Holliston lake problem needs action, not study

A sign posted in the boat launch area at Pleasure Point on Lake Winthrop in Holliston warns about spreading aquatic weeds. By Laura Krantz/Daily News staff Town officials and a local advocacy group are butting heads over how to tackle the weed problem in Lake Winthrop.

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Fewer aquatic weeds found in Savannah River this year

Last year’s use of herbicide to control aquatic weeds in the Savannah River for the first time appears to be successful, with fewer acres requiring retreatment this year. READ MORE

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Weed discovery puts boaties on alert

Hornwort, also known as
coontail, is highly invasive.
Picture courtesy of NIWA.

(Scoop.co.nz)

Source: Scoop.co.nz (New Zealand)
Date Published: 05/14/2012

An invasive aquatic weed has been found in Lake Rotorangi, prompting a request for recreational users of the lake to help prevent it spreading.

Boats and other equipment should be well cleaned before departing Lake Rotorangi to help prevent the spread of hornwort, also known as coontail.

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Aquatic pest found in Lake Okareka

An infestation of the aquatic pest plant hornwort has been found in Rotorua’s Lake Okareka. The invasive weed, which has not been seen in Lake Okareka before, was found by the skipper of the Duck tourist vehicle last month.

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State water board to hear Lake Tahoe pesticide proposal

The California State Water Resources is scheduled to vote on a proposal that would allow the use of aquatic pesticides at Lake Tahoe under certain circumstances. The State Water Board is scheduled to consider the amendment to the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Basin Plan during a May 15 meeting in Sacramento. The regional water board approved the plan in December. Existing rules effectively prohibit pesticide application to water within the agency’s jurisdiction.

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Where’s the water? Water plants creating havoc

Regular boaters on Tri-parish waterways have undoubtably seen or been stopped short by the unruly growth of salvinia and water hyacinths in the area’s freshwater aquatic byways.

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DEC Begins Emergency Rule-Making for Hydrilla Infestation Treatment

ALBANY, NY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation adopted an emergency rule to allow for herbicide treatment to combat hydrilla, an invasive plant species that has plagued parts of the Cayuga Inlet since last summer, the agency announced today.

“Immediate action is necessary to stop the spread of hydrilla to preserve native plants and indigenous aquatic ecosystems throughout New York state,” said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. “By amending the regulation to allow the use of fluridone pellets, DEC is helping control the infestation of a destructive species that threatens the Finger Lakes economy and habitat.”

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