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Giant Salvinia Weevil Research


Giant Salvinia weevil research at the Corp of Engineers Lewisville Aquatic Eco-System Research Facility near Dallas in 2007. We’re now past the initial research stage and implementing use of weevils on a larger scale, thanks to increased funding from the Texas Legislature. Weevils have been proven effective in Texas at places like B.A. Steinhagen reservoir. But they’re just one part of a multi-pronged strategy, along with careful use of herbicides, mechanical controls and public awareness and education to prevent people spreading the problem. The only true defense against this invasive species is to prevent its establishment by cleaning, draining and drying your boat, trailer and gear before leaving the lake. Learn more at http://texasinvasives.org/giantsalvinia/ The woman talking about the weevil and its damage to Giant Salvinia is Chetta Owens, Research Biologist from the facility.

Lake Dudes Talk Giant Salvinia Episode 2: Mr. Lonely


Texas lakes are all about fun — until they get infested with giant salvinia. Don't ruin the fun for everyone. Clean, drain and dry your boat, trailer and gear every time. Learn more at http://www.texasinvasives.org/giantsalvinia

Thanks Dad


We asked out team to share their favorite moments with their fathers or as a dad. Find ways to enjoy the outdoors at http://tpwd.texas.gov/

Lake Dudes Talk Giant Salvinia Episode 1: Fu Manchu


Texas lakes are all about fun — until they get infested with giant salvinia. Don't ruin the fun for everyone. Clean, drain and dry your boat, trailer and gear every time. Learn more at http://www.texasinvasives.org/giantsalvinia

Clean, Drain, Dry Your Boat - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


Clean, Drain and Dry – Stop Invasive Species Our lakes, rivers and bays are under attack from destructive invasive species. These invaders displace native plants and animal, block recreational access and cost Texas taxpayers millions of dollars. Invasive species spread across Texas by hitching a ride on boats like yours. Do your part to protect Texas waters – clean, drain and dry your boat, trailer and gear every time you leave the water. It is illegal to transport invasive species or to leave a public water body without draining all water. Learn more at www.texasinvasives.org.


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