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News stories tagged with "milfoil"

Preview: Upper Saranac Cookbook

Residents of Upper Saranac Lake are fighting an invasive water plant with a book about food. Their new cookbook, with hundreds of recipes, comes with an environmental message.

In 2004, lake residents began an intensive struggle against the destructive milfoil with an underwater dive program that harvests the invasive plant by hand. It's an on-going challenge. All the proceeds from The Upper Saranac Cookbook will be used to fight eurasian water milfoil on the lake.

Todd Moe spoke with lake association member Marsha Stanley about the new cookbook and the battle to control milfoil.  Go to full article

For first time, Park Agency allows chemical herbicide in Adirondack lake

For the first time ever, the Adirondack Park Agency will allow the use of a chemical herbicide to kill invasive water plants inside the blue line. More than 1500 pounds of triclopyr will be used in Lake Luzerne in the spring, in an effort to fight Eurasian water milfoil. Yesterday's precedent-setting decision comes as more lakes and ponds across the Adirondacks are struggling with the invasive weed. As Brian Mann reports, this outcome reflects a dramatic shift from the debate over fighting milfoil on Lake George.  Go to full article

Invasive milfoil grows aggressively in Lake Placid

An invasive plant has been found thriving in Lake Placid. Variable-leaf water milfoil now covers nearly half an acre of the Lake. Hilary Smith is director of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program. She says worries are growing over how this strain of milfoil could harm aquatic life. And she tells Jonathan Brown the invasive plant could spread quickly to other Adirondack Lakes.  Go to full article

Beebe Steps Down at Lake George Association

The head of the Lake George Association says she's stepping down after twenty-six years. Mary-Arthur Beebe helped to develop the Association into one of the Adirondacks' most influential environmental groups. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
Eurasian watermilfoil. Photo: Dr. Richard Handler
Eurasian watermilfoil. Photo: Dr. Richard Handler

On an Adirondack Lake, a Private Crusade Against Watermilfoil

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.  Go to full article

APA Meeting Today in Ray Brook

The Adirondack Park Agency meets today in Ray Brook. This meeting
is the first without veteran chairman Dick LeFebvre, who stepped down last month. The Agency is facing a laundry list of controversial issues, at a time when there's been turnover in top staff positions. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about the Sonar controversy on Lake George and other issues.  Go to full article

Milfoil in Lake Bonaparte

The Lake George Park Commission is seeking permits from the state DEC and the APA to use the herbicide Sonar to get rid of Eurasian Milfoil in Lake Gorge. But the Adk Council says the lake-choking weed is dying on it own. Bill Peters of the Lake Bonaparte Conservation Club is Jefferson County says his community faced the same problems with milfoil in their lake. Peters says they turned to using weevils to control the weed. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

New Chemical To Fight Eurasian Watermilfoil

A new chemical weapon is deployed in Lake George in the war on invasive plant species. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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