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A scuba diver and a Boy Scout work to remove Eurasian milfoil, an invasive aquatic plant, from the beach area at Perch Lake, located north of County E in the town of St. Joseph. Photo by Jackie Grumish

Scuba divers, Boy Scouts pull Eurasian milfoil from Perch Lake

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Roughly 20 people dove into Perch Lake on June 20 to help rid the beach of Eurasian milfoil.

The scuba divers, organized by Terry Nooner, owner of St. Croix Scuba in Hudson, pull weeds three times a year in an effort to control the aquatic plant.

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"They don't use any chemicals in the lake so this is really the only way to control it," Nooner said.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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