Lake Pesticide Spraying

To address invasive species, the Lake Quinsigamond Commission – which is made up of representatives of Worcester, Grafton and Shrewsbury – continues efforts on a long-term comprehensive aquatic vegetation management plan. The plan includes the drawdown, harvesting, and herbicide control of vegetation, as well as public outreach to prevent new species from entering the lake.


RESOURCES

TOXIC ACTION CENTER

FLUORIDE ACTION NETWORK – Fluridone lake herbicide town battles

Worcester MA – Blue Spaces

TOXIC-FREE FUTURE: Problems with Aquatic Pesticides

Clipper Pesticide (51% Flumioxazin) – Safety Data Sheet

Sonar Pesticide (41.7% Fluridone) – Safety Data Sheet

Diquat dibromide

 


LOCAL NEWS

08/23/18 – Lake Quinsigamond to be chemically treated for nuisance aquatic vegetation

02/20/18 – Worcester gets clearer picture of health of its lakes


LAKE SPRAYING IN THE NEWS

11/08/18 – Congrats To The Lake Iroquois Activists!

10/15/18 – State agency denies request for use of herbicide in Lake Iroquois

10/12/18 – Vermont Watershed Protected from Hazardous Pesticide Use

07/30/18 – California says this chemical causes cancer. So why is it being sprayed into drinking water?

05/04/17 – CITIZENS CONCERNED ABOUT HERBICIDE USE ON LAKE IROQUOIS VOICE CONCERNS REGARDING TOXICS & PROCESS

04/28/17 –¬†Hinesburg residents at odds over milfoil on Lake Iroquois


LOCAL VIDEOS

The Lake Show – 05 Invasive Weeds Lake Quinsigamond


VIDEOS

Two people who care deeply about Lake Iroquois have very different views on how to deal with the lake’s milfoil problem, one opposing the use of an herbicide and the other saying it’s one of their best options.

Lake Iroquois is the center of a controversy: how to control its invasive species population. lake-nbc5

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