Variable Milfoil Confirmed

September 2006

Amy Smagula, the Exotic Species Program Coordinator at the NH Department of Environmental Services, has confirmed through DNA that the plant removed from Great East Lake this summer was variable-leaf milfoil.  She has told us that other lakes that have found only one plant and removed it have remained free of milfoil years later, so we are hopeful that the vigilance of our weed watchers will keep our lake free of invasive species in the future.