Officials OK Herbicide Use to Control Invasive Plants in Great Lakes

Federal and state officials are saying it's OK to use herbicides in the Great Lakes.

They say it's an effective way to control invasive plants without hurting the water.    

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to use herbicides to control plants such as flowering rush, parrot feather, water lettuce and others not native to the state.

Efforts would focus in the Saginaw Bay, Alpena County's Thunder Bay Watershed and the Munuscong Bay in Chippewa County.