Each summer Huxley College’s Institute for Watershed Studies (IWS) employs several students to perform field work. This summer three Environmental Science students are sampling lakes throughout Western Washington for two separate IWS projects: The Heart Lake Project and the Northwest Small Lakes Monitoring Project.
The first of these projects involves Heart Lake, a small, shallow lake located in the Community Forest Lands of Anacortes that has been experiencing significant algae blooms, some of which are toxic. The lake is also overrun by a hybrid milfoil that is a cross between a native milfoil species (Myriophyllum sibiricum) and an invasive non-native species (Myriophyllum spicatum).
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