Tuesday, March 4, 2014

DNR grants Lake Hallie Lake Association $13,500 to combat invasive weeds

Fighting off an invading species can be an uphill battle. But a $13,500 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will help the Lake Hallie Lake Association make some headway in the war of attrition they’ve been waging against the hybrid watermilfoil weed.

First discovered in Lake Hallie in 2005, watermilfoil is an invasive aquatic plant that has an aggressive tendency to form a thick mat-like layer as it floats on the water. If left unchecked, this plant can cover huge areas of water, blocking sunlight from reaching more desirable plants and making boat traffic difficult.

Full Story: The Chippewa Herald

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