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Maine's 11 Banned Invasive Aquatic Plants

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has identified the following as Invasive Aquatic Plants:

  • Brazillian Elodea
  • Curly Leaved Pondweed
  • Eurasian Water Milfoil
  • European Frogbit
  • Wuropean Naiad
  • Fanwort
  • Hydrilla
  • Parrot feather
  • Variable-leaf Water Milfoil and invasive hybrid of this species
  • Water Chestnut
  • Yellow Floating Heart

"Clean Your Boat Before You Float"
Helpful boat tips:

  • Do not boat, swim or fish in weedy waters
  • Clean the outside of your boat, motors, trailers and anchor before and after launching.
  • Flush the engine with water to get rid of any plant fragments.
  • Check oars, paddles and the outside of paddled craft such as kayaks, canoes, and rowboats, which can easily pick up plant material in shallow waters.
  • Dispose of the fragments far from the water body.
If you are interested in helping area lakes quality, consider being a voluteer boat inspector, Contact FRED CUMMINGS, 207-627-3234. You must be at least age 17 and have transportation.