About Milfoil

These species are not native to our state and is very difficult to control once it becomes fully established. Milfoil reproduces through fragmentation whereby plant fragments break off from the parent plant through wind or boat action, grow roots, and settle in a new location. Milfoil spreads rapidly and displaces beneficial native plant life. It makes swimming difficult and can devalue waterfront property. Where this species grows in its native environment, insects and fish may feed on this plant at such a rate as to control its growth. Milfoil has no natural predators to keep its population in check. Under optimum temperature, light and nutrient conditions, milfoil may grow up to an inch per day. How Did Exotic Milfoil Become Established in This State? It was most likely a "stowaway" fragment attached to a boat or trailer that came to this region. Milfoil can live out of water for many hours if it remains moist.

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News & Events NOV 17th

Clean Water Forum

A Clean Water Forum will be held on Monday, Nov 27 at the Dunn County Judicial Center (615 Stokke Pkwy, Menomonie) at 7:00 PM.

Featured speakers include:

Pat Skogen, Farmer Activist

Scott Laeser, Water Quality Specialist with Clean Wisconsin

Dan Zerr, Natural Resource Educator with UW-Extension

This event is sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, and Citizen Action of Western Wisconsin.

Contact Caryn Treiber at 715.684.9374 or ctreiber@discover-net.net with questions or for further details

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Local News NOV 20th

NFL: Vikings prove their worth in win over Rams

MINNEAPOLIS — Latavius Murray rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns, Adam Thielen turned a short catch into a 65-yard score and the Minnesota Vikings smothered the NFL’s highest-scoring offense in a 24-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams on ...

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