Milfoil Control Team

LEA has been working since 2003 on controlling variable leaf milfoil, one of Maine’s most invasive aquatic plants,  on the Songo River and Brandy Pond.   Previous to this work, much of the Songo River was infested with this plant making it nearly impossible to travel through this busy waterway without boating in it.   Fragments of milfoil, which can form new colonies, were continually being chopped up and redistributed in the River, downstream Sebago Lake and Brandy Pond.   After more than a dozen tough years, we have finally brought this infestation under control in both the River and Brandy Pond.   Our milfoil control crew is now primarily doing maintenance sweeps for new plants that root in both these waters.  However, Sebago still has numerous sites infested with Milfoil and our crew is now working on the worst patches in Sebago and Sebago Cove.   This work is a long term project and we hope that by working on Sebago we can further reduce infestations in upstream waters and across the state.  Our effort on these waterways has also shown us that large infestations can be brought under control with experience, funding, and commitment.  If you think this work is important, please donate towards the cause by clicking the link below and learn more about what we are doing by exploring the Invasives section of our website.

Donate to the Milfoil Fund


Lakes Environmental Association, 230 Main Street, Bridgton, Maine, 04009