Milfoil in White River: Friends annual meeting

Eurasian milfoil, myriophyllum spicatum, clogging a waterway.

What is creating a weed-choked White River on the north side of the city above the Broad Ripple dam? Learn more about the tangled stems and vast mats of vegetation that again appeared last summer by attending the annual meeting for Friends of the White River.

The impacts of invasive milfoil, a plant causing problems all across the nation, will be a topic of interest to anyone who has found boating, fishing and other recreation severely hampered on the waterway during past outdoor seasons. Doug Keller, the Aquatic Habitat Program Manager for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Lake and River Enhancement Program, will be our featured speaker.

The meeting is Thursday, February 2, beginning at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the Riviera Club, 5640 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis (map). A buffet is available prior to the program portion for $13. (Please email our executive director if you plan to eat.) A cash bar also will be available.

You’ll also learn about Friends activities in both 2016 and for the year to come, have an opportunity to win raffle prizes and once again, show your support for our organization and the work it’s doing throughout Central Indiana.

Photo of eurasian milfoil is copyright damann / 123RF Stock Photo.