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Everyone out of the ... reservoir?

Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 14, 2008 07:30 AM

Marlborough officials are asking boaters and swimmers to stay out of the Ft. Meadow Reservoir tomorrow, when it will be treated with an herbicide to control the invasive milfoil plant that is already starting to clog the waterway.

milfoil.JPGMilfoil: The uninvited guest that just won't leave. (Globe file image)
Straddling Marlborough and Hudson, the reservoir is being invaded by Eurasian watermilfoil and variable watermilfoil, non-native weeds that if left to grow will make boating, swimming, and fishing difficult,, according to a press release issued by the city's the Conservation Department.

Anyone seeking more information is urged to contact the Conservation Commission at 508-460-3768.

-- Lisa Kocian

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