Eurasian Water Milfoil Found in Lake Cobbosseecontee

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An aggressive aquatic invasive plant, Eurasian water milfoil, was just detected in the northern end of Lake Cobbosseecontee. Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Paul Mercer said, “The sharp eyes of Friends of (the) Cobbossee Watershed surveyors found this invasive species at what we believe to be an early growth stage…We are optimistic that continued rapid response by local organizations and DEP will reduce risk of this plant from spreading to other parts of the lake, and to other lakes.” Read more HERE. To see how you can help, visit our Mission: 11 Most Unwanted and/or go to the Lake Stewards of Maine page to learn how you can help monitor lakes near you.

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