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Bill to pay for Lake Hopatcong weed removal moves forward in N.J. Senate commitee

Trenton — A bill to permanently fund weed harvesting at the state’s largest lake was voted out of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee Monday. The $400,000 per year for the Lake Hopatcong Commission would come from licensing fees for non-tidal boats…

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Multi-million dollar battle against weeds in Lake Toho

Fisherman say hydrilla could wreck their livelihood.

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Lake Guntersville Aquatic Plant Problems

Scottsboro, AL — Aquatic weeds in Lake Guntersville are becoming an issue. A community based organization is trying to kill the weeds before the weather gets warm. The plants are called Milfoil and Hydrilla. The aquatic weeds are starting to take over this small part of Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro called Roseberry Creek. Fishermen like it because bass fish swim near he plants and are easy to catch. But property owners on the water want the weeds gone.

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Herbicides weighed in hydrilla fight

Ithaca — Two herbicides are being evaluated by a local task force to treat an invasive hydrilla infestation detected in the Cayuga Inlet late last summer, and county officials are urging the state to fund the eradication effort.

Tompkins County Environmental Health Director Liz Cameron said some combination of endothol and flurodone may be used to knock back several beds of hydrilla in the inlet.

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Native plants key to Harris Chain productivity

The recent Bassmaster Southern Open tournament results showed that bass fishing on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida continues to shine, and it should. Florida communities and natural resource agencies have spent a lot of time and money improving the water and wildlife habitats.

Cleaning up the water has yin-yang consequences. When nutrient pollution is reduced, it lowers algae blooms and clears up the water. When the water clears, aquatic plants grow more. If you add an exotic plant to this mix, the normal balance is severely one-sided, in favor of exotic plants.

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State updates permit for irrigation weed control

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) invites the public to comment on an updated permit that regulates the use of pesticides to control aquatic weeds and algae in irrigation systems.

The permit – called the Irrigation System Aquatic Weed Control General Permit – covers 17 irrigation districts in Eastern Washington. The permit is required by the Washington State Water Pollution Control Act.

The modified permit would allow the irrigation districts to use the pesticide endothall at a more effective rate so it can be used instead of acrolein. Endothall is a less toxic alternative to acrolein. The draft permit reduces and eliminates the use of acrolein, where feasible.

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Weed whackers: Lake Istokpoga hydrilla treatment under way

SEBRING — Look for helicopters hovering over Lake Istokpoga for the next three or four days. Aerial spraying is scheduled there through Friday, weather permitting.

“This is something we do periodically,” said Corine Burgess, “The problem is, hydrilla grows so doggone fast. It has been a huge problem for a long time because it gets out of control.”

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DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE

PURSUANT to R.C.W 43.21C, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT on February 1, 2012 the Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District (LEAD AGENCY) did issue a determination of non-significance relative to the environmental impact of the following described proposal:

An application was submitted by the Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District to conduct aquatic weed harvesting activities throughout Moses Lake. Weed removal would occur in numerous locations throughout the lake. Weed harvesting removes both noxious aquatic weeds and beneficial weeds when plant densities build to nuisance levels and hinder recreation in the lake. Aquatic weeds will be mechanically cut by a pontoon-mounted weed harvester, stored in the weed harvester hopper during transport, deposited directly into trucks and hauled away for disposal.

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Aquatic Noxious Weeds

The Washington Department of Ecology has revised a permit that protects people and the environment when herbicides are used to curb the spread of noxious weeds growing in wet areas.

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Weed-spraying planned for Lake Harris

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission plans to kill invasive hydrilla weeds in Lake Harris.

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