Eradicating Elodea

Fairbanks, AK – Alaska isn't home to nearly as many invasive plants as Lower 48 states, but they are beginning to creep in. An invasive aquatic plant is invading a waterway near North Pole. During a plant survey in 2010, specialists discovered Elodea in Chena Slough. This summer, the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District is testing an eradication method, before diving into a larger scale removal project next year. KUAC's Emily Schwing joined the team in the middle of the slough to find out why eradicating Elodea is so important.