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Aquatic plant control regulated to protect plants beneficial to fish and wildlife

9:44 AM, Jun. 26, 2013
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Warmer weather and water temperature are spurring the growth of aquatic plants and increasing calls from waterfront property owners for help in controlling the plants.

State aquatic plant specialists encourage property owners to contact the Department of Natural Resources first before taking any steps to reduce or control the plants, which provide important fish and wildlife habitat, anchor sediments and provide other benefits.

"Native aquatic plants are an important and crucial component of healthy lakes, bogs, streams and rivers and it's important to handle them with care," says ...

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