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Milfoil, pondweed among invasive species on the decline at Saratoga Lake

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The populations of invasive lake plants such as curly pondweed and Eurasian water milfoil are declining in Saratoga Lake thanks to a long-term management plan that includes regularly treating and weeding the lake.

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Weeds swallowing Lost Lake whole

GROTON — If an invasion of non-native plant species continues to spread unabated, Lost Lake will soon live up to its name and really be lost not only to the concerned owners of lake-area properties but to the entire town. Although the issue of invasive plant species such as milfoil, combomba, water chestnut, and clouds of free floating filamentous has been around for many years, only recently has the problem reached crisis proportions with forests of plants carpeting the bottom of the lake.

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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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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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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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Rollin Twp. approves more weevils to combat lake weeds

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram (Michigan) June 21, 2012

In a 4-1 vote Wednesday, the Rollin Township Board voted at a special meeting to continue using aquatic weevils to combat invasive weeds in Round Lake.

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Methods for Muskies: New aquatic habitats are forcing musky anglers to reconsider time-honored tactics

Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette June 24, 2012The trend, he believes, has more to do with the rise and fall of Eurasian watermilfoil, an invasive aquatic weed that entered Western Pennsylvania lakes many…

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Herbicides, mechanical removal proposed for Beaver Lake milfoil

The proposed action calls for eradication of the watermilfoil through a combination of treatments including barrier mats, mechanical removal and herbicide treatment. A no-action plan is also included and could close the lake to boating to minimize further distribution of the watermilfoil. However, the watermilfoil would not be treated under that alternative.

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Lake Thoreau Closed Thursday for Herbicides

Lake Thoreau will be closed to boats on Thursday so the water can be treated with aquatic herbicides. The lake is experiencing dramatic growth of aquatic plants, including Eurasian Water Milfoil, Yellow Floating Heart (both non-native invasive plants) and Floating Leaved Pondweed.

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County may look at chemical solutions to weed problem

ROLLIN TWP., Mich. — The treatment option of using aquatic weevils to control Eurasian milfoil at Round Lake may soon come to an end.

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