Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Make the Cut sets new record


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The lily patch at the north end of Seeley Lake looked a lot less dense following the removal of more than 875 pounds of invasive lilies at the third annual Make the Cut Invasive Waterlily Removal Event July 23.

SEELEY LAKE – While it takes a semi-trained eye, the mat of waterlilies at the north end of Seeley Lake received a significant thinning Saturday, July 23 during the third annual "Make the Cut Invasive Waterlily Event" hosted by Clearwater Resource Council. Of the nearly 30 participants, a total of 877 pounds of invasive water lilies were removed, topping last year's record of 850 pounds.

"I like how gratifying it is to see a native leaf all by itself in the water," said volunteer Heidi Sedivy. "To go back and see all the native lilies that aren't being choked out anymore makes it even mor...

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