About Aquatic Plant Management LLC

  • Aquatic Plant Management LLC was founded in 2013 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. Aquatic Plant Management LLC (APM) is a leading environmental services provider assisting lake groups and riparian owners across the Upper Midwest to remove invasive aquatic plants such as Eurasian Watermilfoil, Curly-leaf Pondweed, and Starry Stonewort. APM provides Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting (DASH), Mechanical Harvesting, Hand Harvesting, and Herbicide Treatment services to meet all Integrated Pest Management needs.

APM Leadership Team

  • Andrew McFerrin | Owner & Co-Founder

    Andrew McFerrin is co-founder of Aquatic Plant Management LLC. He has spent the past 10 years building partnerships across the upper Midwest to educate communities and spread awareness on the impact of aquatic invasive species. His desire to keep fresh waters free of invasive species began at the age of 12, where he recognized the encroachment of Eurasian Watermilfoil in his family’s swim area. Andrew understands the successful management of aquatic invasive species begins with establishing trusting relationships with community associations and property owners. Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys water skiing, camping, and spending quality time outdoors with his wife, Erin and dog, Leroi.
  • Nick Johnson | Owner & General Manager

    Nick Johnson is co-owner and General Manager of Aquatic Plant Management LLC. Nick oversees the design and maintenance of APM’s equipment and manages the day to day operations of diver personnel to ensure the proper removal of AIS. Nick utilizes his environmental background to design and implement strategies to eradicate aquatic plants in coordination with the scientific community. Nick understands the importance of proper tools to maximize the effort of APM’s team to effectively and thoroughly complete a project. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology from Northern Michigan University. In his spare time, Nick enjoys fly fishing, playing guitar and planning his next trip to Everglades National Park.