Spiny Naiad Update

BIPC files 2020 NH DES Exotic Weed Grant request.

Resident in Blueberry Circle reports weird bush-like plant along dock area. Email sent to NH DES with pictures. NH DES identifies the plant as spiny naiad, Najas minor, a state listed invasive. They further state “We have a handful of lakes with it, some it persists and needs management, in some it is gone after one season. It is a prolific seed producer, so if it set seed it may be back next year. The drawdown may help limit growth. I say watch it, or DASH it if you like. In the lakes where management is needed, herbicide is most effective.”