Weed wars in Vermont’s Lake St. Catherine

The Lake St. Catherine Association is working to make the Little Lake deeper and less weedy.

The organization recently received a $17,960 grant from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to fund Eurasian milfoil harvesting operations on the Little Lake — the southern spur of Lake St. Catherine.

The group has already purchased a $40,000 harvesting boat and the state money will help pay for operating and disposal costs.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

David Emmons, vice president of the association, said the group recently resumed harvesting after several years without any specific anti-milfoil activity — chemical treatment was discontinued in 2010 and the lake had not been harvested in 12 years.

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