Canton SWDA office taking orders for fish to control weeds
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 9:16 am

CANTON -- The St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District is selling triploid grass carp.

The fish eat a wide variety of aquatic plants and can eat their weight in vegetation every day, commonly reaching weights in excess of 25 pounds. They are viewed as a great alternative to mechanical or chemical pond weed control.

State Department of Environmental Conservation stocking permits are required before fish can be ordered.

A fully completed permit application should be submitted to the DEC by May 4 to meet a tentative June 1 delivery date.

More info: 386-3582, stop by the SWCD office at 1942 Old DeKalb Rd,, or visit www.slcswcd.org.