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Eurasian watermilfoil. Photo: Dr. Richard Handler
Eurasian watermilfoil. Photo: Dr. Richard Handler

On an Adirondack Lake, a Private Crusade Against Watermilfoil

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This summer, more than a dozen scuba divers have fanned out across Upper Saranac Lake, in the Adirondacks. They're searching for underwater beds of an invasive plant called Eurasian watermilfoil. Organizers of the project hope to prove that the weed can be contained before it chokes miles of shoreline. As Brian Mann reports, the one-and-a-half-million dollar experiment is being funded entirely by private donors.

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