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Control of Eurasian watermilfoil or flowering rush on a partial-lake basis to reduce interference with recreation

This grant program makes funds available for the control of dense or matted Eurasian watermilfoil or flowering rush in areas where they interfere with use by the general public. Control must be done in areas where the plants interfere with recreation, or near public water accesses. Control is usually done by use of herbicides or mechanical harvesting. These grant funds cannot be used for control work immediately adjacent to a private individuals' shoreline. In order to be eligible for this grant program a lake must have at least one public boat launch.

Program Objectives

The purpose of this grant program is to provide relief from the adverse effects of Eurasian Watermilfoil and flowering rush on recreational opportunities in Minnesota lakes and to slow the spread of these invasives to other lakes. Grant activities include chemical or mechanical control of Eurasian watermilfoil or flowering rush in public use areas of lakes and by public water accesses. The desired result is a large reduction in the target plant in the treated area within a few weeks of treatment.

Status: Completed

Start Date: 05/01/1994

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