Banana Beach estuary cleanup
Local surfers have started cleaning the completely congested Banana Beach estuary. Water Hyacinth took over the blind estuary in a matter of a week or so. The Injambili River just north has also been taken over these alien plants.
When they have completely covered the surface of the water body, fish cannot get to the surface and in the shallows get caught up by the root system of the floating plants.
The worldwide problem of hyacinth can only really be combatted by physical removal, in a manner that does not affect the environment too much. This means getting in and getting dirty…