Gwendolyn Craig, July 21, 2020
An herbicide used to treat invasive Eurasian watermilfoil for the first time in the Adirondack Park appears to have worked and could be used in other water bodies, though state officials say it’s too soon to say for sure.
The 79-acre Minerva Lake in Essex County has been battling milfoil since around 2007. Milfoil is a frustrating aquatic invasive species. It grows quickly, grows new plants from fragments, outcompetes native plants and turns lakes into swampy areas. It’s bad for the ecology and biology of the lake, but it’s also bad for boating, swimming and fishing.
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