About Milfoil

These species are not native to our state and is very difficult to control once it becomes fully established. Milfoil reproduces through fragmentation whereby plant fragments break off from the parent plant through wind or boat action, grow roots, and settle in a new location. Milfoil spreads rapidly and displaces beneficial native plant life. It makes swimming difficult and can devalue waterfront property. Where this species grows in its native environment, insects and fish may feed on this plant at such a rate as to control its growth. Milfoil has no natural predators to keep its population in check. Under optimum temperature, light and nutrient conditions, milfoil may grow up to an inch per day. How Did Exotic Milfoil Become Established in This State? It was most likely a "stowaway" fragment attached to a boat or trailer that came to this region. Milfoil can live out of water for many hours if it remains moist.

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News & Events 3/14/2017

Time for Action

Critical -- It's time for LCCA members to take action for clean water.  We need to keep the fires burning!

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Local News 5/22/2017

Crews respond to massive fire in Hardwick

The old “Flood Zone” building on Wolcott Street went up in flames Monday night. The owner tells Channel 3 that he believes the building was vacant and that it had no heating or electricity. Also, there had plans to have the building demol...

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