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Cascade Water Alliance to hold public meeting on milfoil in Lake Tapps

Cascade Water Alliance is holding a public meeting 6-8 p.m. March 31 to discuss milfoil in Lake Tapps, answer questions from the community and take public comment. The meeting will be held at North Tapps Middle School, 20029 12th St. E, Lake Tapps.

Cascade has hired an environmental consultant, Tetra Tech, to research the current milfoil condition in the lake and to recommend strategies for milfoil eradication. At the meeting, the Tetra Tech will share its findings, talk about the pros and cons of treatment options, and answer the public’s questions. Public comment also will be received.

Milfoil poses environmental and maintenance challenges for a healthy lake. According to the Washington State Department of Ecology, milfoil starts spring growth earlier than native aquatic plants and can out shade these beneficial plants. Because it is widely distributed and difficult to control, DOE says milfoil is considered the most problematic plant in Washington State.

Questions and comments about milfoil in Lake Tapps can also be sent to Jon Shimada, Capital Projects Director, at contact@cascadewater.org, or call Cascade’s toll free number 1-877-299-0930.

About CWA

Cascade Water Alliance is a non-profit corporation, comprised of the cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Tukwila, Covington Water District and the Sammamish Plateau and Skyway Water and Sewer to provide safe, clean and reliable water to its 370,000 residents and 22,000 businesses. To find out more about Cascade Water Alliance visit www.cascadewater.org.

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