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Winter Aquatic Plant Growth
Pewaukee Lake is the largest of the ninety-one lakes located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It is a premier lake for Musky, Walleye, Northern Pike, and Largemouth bass. It supports a diverse plant community which is dominated by Eurasian watermilfoil. ... more >>

Illinois Phragmities Overgrowth
Phragmites, the Common Reed, is a large perennial grass that is found on every continent except Antarctica. This colonial plant is capable of forming large stands or colonies arising from one or a few seeds or plant pieces. These colonies form along the margins of streams and in marshes and ditches. Eradication of Phragmites is not likely once it successfully invades an area, but with proper control methods and annual maintenance, native plant populations can be reestablished, wildlife and wetland habitat improved, and recreational opportunities restored. ... more >>

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March 2020
Hooked on Fish Fry Friday ... more >>

February 2020
Something Fishy about this Plastic ... more >>

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Degraded Condition of Georgica Pond
Georgica Pond is eutrophic, with excessive nitrogen inputs from ground and surface water runoff feeding dense plant life, the decomposition of which is blamed for choking the pond of oxygen, the condition known as hypoxia. To combat that decomposition, the Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation has operated an aquatic weed harvester in recent summers to remove macroalgae before its decomposition can promote blooms of cyanobacteria, the blue-green algae that have beset the pond annually. ... more >>

Wisconsin - the Birthplace of the Modern Weed Harvesters
The first aquatic plant harvester was built in response to fussy Chicago housewives! Around the turn of the century, ice was harvested from Wisconsin lakes destined for Chicago iceboxes. The housewives there didn't like cleaning out the weeds when the ice melted. This boat was designed to cut down the weeds in the fall so that clean ice could be harvested in the winter. ... more >>

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Resources
Strategic Analysis of Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin
The Department of Natural Resources has completed a Strategic Analysis of Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin, summarizing current information on APM and potential management alternatives. The Strategic Analysis report will help inform decision-makers and the public about this topic and aid in the development of future APM policy. ... more >>

What is a Lake Vegetation Management Plan?
A Lake Vegetation Management Plan (LVMP) of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may authorize a variance from the provisions of an Aquatic Plant Management (APM) permit under certain circumstances to control invasive species, protect or improve aquatic resources, provide riparian access, and enhance recreational use on public waters. ... more >>

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Water Management Associations
Nebraska Lakes Association
The Nebraska Lakes Association is an organization dedicated to addressing the issues private lake associations manage. From boating concerns to environmental issues, the Association has a wealth of information to share with private lake residents and Lake Associations. ... more >>

Minnesota Waters
Minnesota Waters is a statewide organization dedicated to protecting and improving the health of our state’s lakes and rivers, by engaging and empowering citizens, agencies and policymakers. Minnesota Waters provides the training, connections and support to empower citizens to take action to save our lakes and rivers. ... more >>

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