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Observer/Advocate
P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
Fax: 507-427-2724


Unwelcome plants, beware!

A grant is being applied for

that will be used for whacking

weeds this summer.

A list compiled by members

of the lake commission and

Cottonwood Soil and Water

Conservation District (SWCD)

identifies plants needing removal;

areas of buckthorn

around Mt. Lake will receive

priority.

This year’s theme is “The

Year of the Exotic Species.”

Jay Schied,

commission

member, and

David Bucklin

of the

Cottonwood

SWCD will

schedule a

community

work day inviting

anyone

interested

in helping remove wild

parsnip.

Other plants on the target

list so far include leafy spurge

and poison ivy.

Native tree species will be

planted in the areas cleared.

There are several ways to

remove the plants; chemically

treating; physically pulling

them out and following up

with chemicals; and helping

people identify these plants

so they can manage invasives

themselves.

Schied and Bucklin plan to

give presentations to Mt. Lake

high school students either in

the classroom or in the field.

Community volunteers can

participate in field days.

The Mt. Lake city council,

Lake Commission, and the

community will receive information

through newspaper articles and trail signage.

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