Milfoil Pullers Wanted
The invasive water plant Eurasian watermilfoil has made its way into waterways around Vermont, and is nearly impossible to eradicate. At Dewey's Mills Pond, in Quechee, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the state of Vermont and the town of Hartford have been working together since 2003 to keep the invasive species at bay. This Saturday, the Hartford Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a volunteer day, to help in the effort.
Volunteers will be taught how harvest the plant through hand-pulling. The Army Corps of Engineers has been leading an effort to control milfoil in the pond through both hand pulling and suction harvesting.
On Saturday, volunteers will meet at the Dewey's Pond landing, on Main Street in Quechee, at 10 a.m. The volunteer day is scheduled to run through 2 p.m.