The Alaska Departments of Natural Resources, Fish & Game, and Environmental Conservation are working together on efforts to control the spread of Elodea (Elodea spp.). Elodea, which has been identified in Sand Lake, is an invasive aquatic plant that may be threatening fish habitat and recreational activities in lakes and slow-moving rivers in Southcentral Alaska and the Fairbanks area.
To begin informing the public about the invasive plant, ways to minimize the spread of elodea, and to gather information on the community's desire for how best to battle the aquatic invasive in Anchorage, the State of Alaska is hosting a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, in the Sand Lake Elementary Library.
Aquatic invasive plant expert Dr. Lars Anderson (retired, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service and University of California Davis) will be present to explain the ecological dangers presented by Elodea.
For more information on the meeting, call 269-8429.