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By Brendan Relaford
For The Sentinel 

Joint effort cleans up mouth of Rock Creek



STOP THE SPREAD: Signs went up warning about the dangers of milfoil in the mouth of Rock Creek.

For many years the Rock Creek confluence with the Columbia River has been a popular site for boating, fishing, swimming, and other recreational activities. Now, thanks to a collaborative effort by the Eastern Klickitat Conservation District, the Klickitat County Weed Board, the Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Yakama Nation Fisheries, the mouth of Rock Creek is free of an infestation of a noxious weed that has been a concern for 25 years.

Eurasian Watermilfoil was introduced to North America by the aquarium industry. It is highly competitive with native species and can completely dominate a plant community within a few years. Easily introduced by bo...

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