Each day, pressure mounts on the unique ecosystems that produce the fresh water vital to all life.

Invasive aquatic vegetation degrades water quality, causing health problems for people, loss of habitat for fish and wildlife, and a decrease in property values. It also impacts recreational activities. Although traditional management techniques and tools are available, there is a pressing need to develop new strategies and refine existing ones that can selectively control these aggressive weeds in an environmentally compatible fashion.

Technological improvements can only be achieved through competent and sustainable research and development (R&D) programs. In the past, the federal government has played the prominent role in maintaining a coalition of research scientists, natural resource agencies, academic institutions, and private sector interests for studying and managing nuisance aquatic and wetland
vegetation. However, significant reductions in agency funded R&D programs have created a technological void while invasive aquatic and riparian weeds continue to spread and cause grave environmental damage.

The AERF was formed to fill this void.

bmp Be sure to check out our Best Management Practices Handbook, now in the 3rd edition. Available as a PDF file, or you can request a hard copy.



Current Topics
Pesticide Appicator Certification
EPA Tour
Michigan Well Report
Clean Water Act
State Permitting
Upcoming Events


Aquatic Weed Control Short Course
May 7-10, 2018
Coral Springs, FL

Jul 15-18, 2018
Buffalo, NY


Oct 15-18, 2018
Daytona Beach Hilton



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