Earth Day – April 22nd Earth Day was born after founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, witnessed the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and
The water of Half Moon Lake in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, will hopefully be clearer once the city’s parks, recreation, and forestry division is done harvesting the aquatic vegetation. Due to the significant amount of floating weeds throughout the lake, the city and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are working together to solve the problem.
Bow fishing, as opposed to an environmental fish kill, is behind the recent culling of hundreds of carp in Paddock Lake, Wisconsin. Flooding led to a rush of runoff into the lake, which, in turn, reduced oxygen levels. This can lead to a natural fish kill, and some carp perished as a result. However, village
Happy Holidays We wish you a very happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity. Water Chestnuts: Not to be Confused with a Holiday Favorite Water Chestnut is an aquatic plant that has been slowly invading Northeastern US waters since 1859. Mechanical harvesting and hand pulling seem to be the best
Getting Your Harvester Ready for Winter As the weather turns cooler it is time to think about winterizing your aquatic weed harvester or other surface water management equipment. Read about Aquarius Systems basic winterizing tips. Japanese Tsunami Debris Will Soon Make Landfall As Japan rebuilds and regroups, a 25 million tone marine debris field created
Efforts to restore Georgica Pond are proving to be successful thanks in part to the help of an aquatic weed harvester. Georgica Pond has been invaded by toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in recent years, which can cause serious health problems. For the second consecutive year, the foundation has leased an aquatic weed harvester to
Aquatic plants, whether invasive or native, can be described as either a mess or a resource. Natural plant growth covers 20 – 40% of the water and includes a diversity of plants. However, invasive plants such as Eurasian watermilfoil, hydrilla and water hyacinth quickly take over a lake covering 60% and sometimes 100% of the