Learn about weevils and how they can effectively control giant salvinia on Caddo Lake.

The Greater Caddo Lake Association of Texas is proud to announce the grand opening of the first high production Giant Salvinia Greenhouse in the world. We have completed the first phase of our goal to develop a BioControl based Giant Salvinia management program for Caddo Lake.

In the past week we have finished the construction of the greenhouse and started raising weevils in the salvinia tanks.

The Greater Caddo Lake Association of Texas (GCLA) “Salvinia Action Committee” was formed in October of 2013. The goal was twofold — First, to have as many Caddo-focused organizations as possible on the same page, with the same plan, pooling resources and driving in the same direction to manage the Salvinia. The second, to educate and inform citizens and groups about the effectiveness of the Giant Salvinia Weevil.

Longview News Journal: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Giant salvinia is choking the lakes of East Texas. Plug “giant salvinia” into the mapping tool at texasinvasives.org and it shows 42 reported instances of the aquatic weed in Texas bodies of water, with all but one of those east of Huntsville.

Greater Caddo Lake Association of Texas

P.O. Box 339
Karnack, TX 75661