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What To Do If You Think You've Spotted An Exotic Aquatic Plant
  1. Note the location of the plant in the waterbody (find reference points on shore or a nearby island)
  2. Collect a representative specimen of the plant you think is the exotic (a piece of the stem with leaves is necessary, as well as any flowers or fruits if they are present)
  3. Wrap the collected specimen in a wet paper towel, place it in a sealable plastic bag, and mail to the Exotic Species Coordinator at: Amy P. Smagula, NHDES, 29 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03301.
  4. Be sure to include your name and phone number, as well as the name of the waterbody and the town in which it is located.
  5. We will identify the plant and notify you of its identification. We will then take any appropriate management strategies if it is an exotic plant.
  6. BE SURE TO MAIL YOUR PLANT EARLY IN THE WEEK SO THAT IT DOES NOT OVER-WEEKEND BEFORE IT IS IDENTIFIED.

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  1. Take a digital image of the plant that you've collected. Be sure to use a representative specimen of the plant, with fruit or flowers, if available.
  2. Download this image as a .jpg, .bmp, or .tif image and e-mail it as an attachment to Amy Smagula, amy.smagula@des.nh.gov for identification. Be sure to include a message with your name, phone number, and lake name in the e-mail.



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