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 9/18/2017

Great Video on how to clean your boat free of Milfoil.

Please download and read this article from the Michigan Waterfront Alliance.  The support of all Riparian Property owners is needed

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Local News 3/18/2018

Rule changes for South Bend Cubs

The next South Bend Cubs game you go to may be a little different. Minor League Baseball has changed a few rules to help speed up the games. Baseball fans may not notice the new changes this year right off the bat. Managers are limited to 10 mound vi...

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