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Lake Stevens Eurasian Milfoil treatment – Year 2

In March the Lake Stevens’ City Council approved a contract amendment with AquaTechnex to develop the follow up treatment plan for addressing the lake’s Eurasian Milfoil. The work will include a survey of the entire shoreline area, mapping where milfoil is found, and the development of the next phase treatment plan.

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Unusual weather could result in more lake weeds

The mild winter and early spring could potentially affect the amount of weeds in Chautauqua Lake this year… Last year, Eurasian milfoil, an invasive weed species, impacted boating, swimming and fishing in the lake, and there could be even more weed growth this year because of the unusual weather conditions.

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Our View: Aquatic pest money will be well spent

…This $800,000 is a tiny part of the overall state budget, but it’s also something that could have easily been taken out, if it had been seen as some sort of pork spending by people in parts of the state where aquatic invasive species aren’t on the top of the priority list. But people in this area are right to be concerned. Hydrilla can quickly spread to other lakes when small pieces stuck to boats and propellers get transported from place to place as boaters explore new waterways. It has a very real potential to infest all of the Finger Lakes if something isn’t done to prevent that from happening.

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BILLINGTON SEA ASSOCIATION: Weeding the Sea

PLYMOUTH — Plans to remove invasive weeds from Billington Sea will restrict boat traffic on the West Plymouth pond through the middle of the summer. Workers installed a curtain net Thursday that will separate Billington Sea’s western bay from the main body of the pond. The netting will enable the treatment of that bay with an herbicide that will kill two different types of invasive weeds that are choking the bay.

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State budget has hydrilla money

The new state budget includes $800,000 to help local efforts to stop the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla, which was found last year in Cayuga Inlet, Ithaca-area state senators announced Wednesday.

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Woodstock Township board votes for harvesting, no herbicide use

WOODSTOCK TWP., Mich. —- The Woodstock Township board voted 4-1 on Monday in favor of mechanical harvesting to address the problem of invasive plant species in Devils Lake.

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Scientists developing poison pill for Asian carp

Biologist Jon Amberg has spent the last two years obsessed with fish guts, laboring over a singular challenge: Develop a poison pill that will kill Asian carp and leave other fish unscathed.

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Herbicide, weed-eating carp tackle hydrilla in Spring Bayou

SPRING BAYOU — Louisiana biologists are fighting hydrilla, an invasive aquatic weed that grows into dense mats near the surface of water, in Spring Bayou in Avoyelles Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it is fighting the fast-growing plant by stocking the bayou with grass carp, which feed on the weed.

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Banned aquatic weed ‘Salvinia’ found in Northland

A banned aquatic weed that forms dense mats that can double in size in days and pose a drowning risk has been discovered in two home garden ponds in Northland, prompting a warning from biosecurity experts. Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) was thought to have been officially eradicated from the region, however, Northland Regional Council biosecurity staff have in recent weeks stumbled across the plant in both the Hikurangi area, near Whangarei, and near Okaihau in the Far North District.

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JCC taking own approach to Roseberry weed issue

The Jackson County Commission is apparently taking a wait and see approach on an invasive aquatic weed problem in the Roseberry Creek embayment at Scottsboro.

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