What do you do when 6,000 acres of your favorite place disappear?! When the lake you love becomes an endless expanse of floating green ferns? Fear not: with the power of community and a few underappreciated insect superheroes, not all hope is lost!
Strap in! On this edition of Saturdays Around the World , we’re headed out for a wild ride to investigate the happenings of Caddo Lake in Texas. Here, a community has had to come together to fight a new kind of foe with its own funny little enemy in order to protect the waters they hold dear.
By embracing the strengths of the community, knowledge of experts, and an army of weevils, the invasion at Caddo Lake has gone from 6,000 to 1,500 acres of salvinia.1
But wait… what is giant salvinia? And what in the heck is a weevil? Get ready, because it takes a community to protect our precious waters, and the lessons from the lake have a lot to teach us about any major problem we face!
A Floating Fern Foe!
Giant salvinia is a floating fern originally from Brazil with a remarkable ability to rapidly grow. In fact, the floating […]