State of Milfoil in Winnipesaukee – 50 Yrs. Later!

State of MilfoilLake Winnipesaukee has the dubious distinction of being the lake in NH where milfoil was first discovered in 1965. 50 years later, the plant can be found in most areas of the lake. Communities have invested tremendous time and money in the battle to control this invasive plant.

Are we making progress? On August 6th, join the Lake Winnipesaukee Association for a public forum on the State of Milfoil in Winnipesaukee – 50 Years Later!’ What is being done, lessons learned, the economic impact of invasive plants, and what new threats we should be on the watch for, will be topics covered during the forum.

Milfoil Committees from around the lake will present information on their ongoing efforts to control the spread of milfoil as well as watching out for new invasive threats. John Halstead, UNH Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, will speak on the economic impacts due to invasive species; Amy Smagula, NHDES Exotic Species Program Coordinator, and John Magee, NH Fish & Game, will discuss current invasive aquatic plants and animals in our rivers, lakes and ponds, and new threats to be on the watch for.

The forum begins at 5:30pm at the Meredith Community Center, One Circle Drive, Meredith, NH. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. A $5 donation will gladly be accepted at the door to help cover costs associated with the program.

To register for the program, please visit

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