Aquatic Plant Management LLC was founded in 2012 by Andrew McFerrin and Christian Wahman. Both Andrew and Christian grew up on the waters of Lake Minocqua and saw firsthand how Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM) can take over once pristine waters. After seeing this invasive plant inhibit native plant growth, decrease property value, and negatively impact water recreation, they realized something had to be done. 

Harvesting colonies of aquatic invasive species (AIS) by pulling the entire plant, including the roots, is the most effective way to combat an infestation.  This eliminates the entire plant and ensures no regrowth occurs from that specific plant. Our experiences with other methods of control such as expensive chemicals and biological approaches (e.g., weevils) have confirmed our position that hand-harvesting and DASH are the safest and most sustainable ways to counteract AIS infestations. 

With over 20 divers on staff, Aquatic Plant Management is dedicated to cleaning the beautiful lakes of the Upper Midwest and preserving their ecological balances. Feel free to contact us anytime if your lake association wants to learn about the next steps in fighting the war against EWM.


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