Once established, it can be managed but not eradicated. It has spread to almost every state in the US, where it grows into thick mats that can make lakes impenetrable for boats and swimmers. It can make it impossible for native plants to grow, affecting fish and wildlife. Yup, it’s Eurasian watermilfoil. Homeowners and businesses
At 8.4 square miles, Candlewood Lake in Western Connecticut is the largest lake in the state. It is a popular year-round tourist destination, and the area is home to many second homes of New York City residents. The lake has an ongoing problem with the growth of eelgrass and Eurasian milfoil in the shallower areas.
A mechanical milfoil harvesting machine has seen steady work on Black Lake in New York this summer, according to one of the owners of the apparatus. Black Lake resident Bob Gordon said he purchased the equipment along with fellow businessman Jay Carter and has been contracting with local waterfront property owners to help pull up
Located about six miles northwest of East Troy, Wisconsin; sits a small 95 acre lake surrounded by high quality wetlands and rich marshes. In terms of ecological importance, Lulu Lake ranks high on the list of Wisconsin’s lakes. The lake and its watershed comprise one of Wisconsin’s highest quality natural areas. Prior to electric refrigeration,