Lake & Water Quality

Battling Invasive Lake Weeds

Facing tough odds and a lack of funding, two lake associations refuse to give in to Eurasian watermilfoil
By Tom Wilkowske
Published: May 14, 2010
Steve Johnson and Jerry Hickey are two men separated by hundreds of miles and joined by one obnoxious aquatic weed.

Not literally joined, mind you. And not by one single weed plant – rather, by one species: Myriophyllum spicatum, also known as Eurasian watermilfoil, an invasive exotic plant that can harm a lake’s ecosystem and recreational value.
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