Invasive Species Management
Variable Milfoil

When transported from their original homes to new regions, invasive aquatic plants and animals can pose a threat to the ecological, aesthetic, recreational, and economic values of lakes and ponds as they diminish the biological diversity of plant life in the ecosystem and destroy native habitats that insects, birds and mammals rely on for food and refuge. Moreover, they can take years and a tremendous amount of money to eradicate, making proactive management of invasives essential.

The Winnisquam Watershed Network’s invasive species management programs include Milfoil Control, Weed Watcher and Lake Host. These programs are aimed at managing invasive species in Lake Winnisquam on a consistent and lake-wide basis, implementing early detection measures to prevent new invasives from getting established, and educating the public on the threat of invasive species and how to prevent their getting into the lake.