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Fighting aquatic aliens

Audubon continues battle with water chestnut

September 15, 2012
By Jeff Tome , The Post-Journal

We poled the flatboat through the shallow water of the Big Pond at Audubon. One volunteer, Bill, reached down and pulled gently on a small floating mass of leaves. The roots easily pulled out of the mud with a spiky seed still attached. Bill threw the plant on top of a mound of other plants in the boat. The water-loving plants were doomed to die a dry death in the woods, where the pile would be composted.



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