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Tons of Aquatic Vegetation Removed from Huron River


About 40 trailers full of vallisneria americana, or eelgrass, have been removed from a site on the river nearby the Hamburg Road bridge since Monday, and about another 30 truckloads will be removed by Friday, said Pat Hohl, township supervisor.

A Professional Lake Management Inc. crew is using operator-run machinery to harvest, or chop, the thick weeds, which would reach chest-level if someone waded into the river, Hohl said.

The harvested eelgrass is being transported to vacant, township-owned property behind the community’s wastewater-treatment plant. There, the weeds will be allowed to rot, and could eventually be used as fertilizer.

The process does not involve chemical applications.

 
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