Weed Watcher Program
by email or 764-9079
See NH Dept of Environmental Services about state-wide Weed
Watcher program. See weed identification links below.
Program ID's and Helps Eradicate Aquatic Invasive Weeds
The Weed Watcher program is a State of NH Dept of Environmental
Services program to
identify aquatic invasive weeds, prevent their spread, and
What Weed Watchers Do
Weed Watcher monitoring on Lake Armington happens once a month, May through late
August, along the shoreline from boats, canoes or kayaks using
specially-made view-scopes. To join the Weed Watcher team contact
What You Can Do - right from your cottage
You can monitor aquatic invasive
weeds and species along your shoreline and around your dock or
float, then alert Evie
Conroy or a Weed Watcher team member. Use the Photo ID
Photo IDs of Invasive Aquatic Weeds
Weed Identification on Lake Armington, (slide show
"The Frightful Fourteen"
Invasive Aquatic Plants
For more information, see
Weed Watcher Program.
Common Reed (Phagmites)
Eradication Report - Sept. 4, 2014
Brad Caswell's Common Reed Eradication project summary and
recommendations are available
here. A good read on a critical project.
Common Reed (Phragmites) Eradication Project History
The first phase of Common Reed eradication by an outside company
took place in September 2012 as planned. A second area has been
identified nearby and will be handled as a separate project, and
Brad Caswell is overseeing both.
The Common Reed infestation was first positively identified in
2009 by the Department of Environmental Services (DES).
Eradication by hand (!) began in the fall of 2011 in an area on
the eastern shoreline where a highly invasive exotic weed, the
Common Reed, had taken hold was was spreading well beyond
the original area.
In early 2012 LAA board hired a company specializing in weed
eradication to eliminate the Common Reed (Phragmites) over a
three-year period costing several thousand dollars.
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