Millfoil Removed at Walla Walla Point Park

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Wenatchee, Wa.- It’s the harvest season on the Columbia River but you won’t find the crop at your local farmers market. Steve Hair reports . 

Chelan County PUD continues its annual Millfoil eradication program on the Columbia River. Crews were busy removing the annoying weeds from the swimming lagoon at Walla Walla Point Park. Millfoil is considered an invasive weed that also is a public safety hazard for swimmers and boaters.  After harvesting, the Millfoil is then dumped and stored on nearby PUD property for mulch recycling purposes.

The annual program will be featured on an upcoming Green Thumbs and Dirty Knees episode with WSU Master Gardner, Bonnie Orr and Dan Kuntz.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.