Milfoil Master, 2002 Columbus Foundation Community Grant

Written by on October 20, 2002 in 2002, Columbus Foundation Community Grant, Team

Milfoil Master

Minocqua-Hazelhurst & Lake Tomahawk Elementary
Minocqua, WI

Problem: Eurasian Water Milfoil had invaded Wisconsin’s lakes, quickly clogging them and threatening other plant and marine life, and potentially, area tourism.

Solution: Release the Milfoil’s natural predator, a water weevil, into lakes to consume the plant and then educate area boaters and residents about ways they can help to prevent the spread of the Milfoil.

Teams were judged for the practicality of implementing their ideas. The winning team received the $25,000 Columbus Foundation Community Grant to take back to their community to make their innovation a reality.


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