Casperson discusses milfoil legislation

IRON RIVER – It was standing room only at the Iron River City Hall on Wednesday as State Senator Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, led a town hall meeting on the subject of aquatic invasive species, with an emphasis on Eurasian milfoil.

Casperson explained that he is working on legislation that would make the process of obtaining a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) permit for chemical milfoil treatment easier and possibly cheaper.

He also noted that he would like to see the state offer grant funding for milfoil treatments.

For details, see Thursday’s edition of The Daily News.