Invasive Species http://wamc.org en Invasive Plant Found Along Lake George http://wamc.org/post/invasive-plant-found-along-lake-george <p></p><p>Advocates for Lake George are taking steps to monitor and prevent the spread of an invasive species along the lakeshore that could threaten native butterfly populations.&nbsp;</p><p>Kristen Rohne, Education Coordinatior for the Lake George Association, said while her organization was checking on a native-plant buffer garden at the Rainbow Beach Homeowners Association in the Town of Bolton, a homeowner asked her team to take a closer look at a plant he hadn’t seen before, growing along the shoreline.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:21:03 +0000 Lucas Willard 94531 at http://wamc.org Invasive Plant Found Along Lake George New York Targets Public Knowledge and Prevention During Invasive Species Awareness Week http://wamc.org/post/new-york-targets-public-knowledge-and-prevention-during-invasive-species-awareness-week <p></p><p></p><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed this week Invasive Species Awareness Week. It’s the first statewide effort to educate and engage the public in on-going efforts to prevent and control the spread of non-native invasive species. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 94391 at http://wamc.org New York Targets Public Knowledge and Prevention During Invasive Species Awareness Week Regulations On Invasive Species In Effect At Boat Launches http://wamc.org/post/regulations-invasive-species-effect-boat-launches <p></p><p></p><p>New regulations have gone into effect in New York State requiring boats at DEC boat launches be clear of any plant or animal matter before entering the water. As those rules go into effect, legislation is pending in Albany that would make such “clean, drain and dry” regulations applicable at all boat launches. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 91989 at http://wamc.org Regulations On Invasive Species In Effect At Boat Launches NYC DEP To Remove Trees To Prevent Spread Of Invasive Beetle http://wamc.org/post/nyc-dep-remove-trees-prevent-spread-invasive-beetle <p>The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has begun removing trees around a reservoir in Ulster County to limit the impact of an invasive beetle.</p><p></p><p>The New York City&nbsp;DEP Friday announced it has started the removal of some 2,000 ash trees to limit the impact of the emerald ash borer.</p><p></p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:11:33 +0000 Allison Dunne 85444 at http://wamc.org NYC DEP To Remove Trees To Prevent Spread Of Invasive Beetle Environmental Groups Weigh-In On NY DEC Draft Invasive Species Regulations http://wamc.org/post/environmental-groups-weigh-ny-dec-draft-invasive-species-regulations <p>Environmental groups are weighing in on proposed regulations by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to halt the spread of invasive species.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The New York State Department of Conservation is currently accepting comments on proposed regulations that identify specific invasive species of plants, algae, animals, insects, and fungi and supply language on how those species should be handled to halt or limit their spread, which cause harm to native species in New York and beyond.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:26:26 +0000 Lucas Willard 79748 at http://wamc.org Environmental Groups Weigh-In On NY DEC Draft Invasive Species Regulations Commission OK's Mandatory Boat Inspections for Upstate Lake http://wamc.org/post/commission-oks-mandatory-boat-inspections-upstate-lake <p></p><p></p><p>The Lake George Park Commission has approved a mandatory boat-washing and inspection program to protect one of New York's most popular lakes from invasive species. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 69931 at http://wamc.org Commission OK's Mandatory Boat Inspections for Upstate Lake Essex County Passes Law to Prevent Spread of Invasive Species into Lake George http://wamc.org/post/essex-county-passes-law-prevent-spread-invasive-species-lake-george <p></p><p></p><p>The Essex County, New York Board of Supervisors has passed a local law to prevent the spread of invasive species, but the law applies only to Lake George. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 68374 at http://wamc.org Essex County Passes Law to Prevent Spread of Invasive Species into Lake George Federal Funding to Help Prevent Invasives in Lake George Announced http://wamc.org/post/federal-funding-help-prevent-invasives-lake-george-announced <p></p><p></p><p>Groups and communities working to prevent invasive species from entering Lake George received a boost from the federal government Friday. Sat, 08 Jun 2013 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 66554 at http://wamc.org Federal Funding to Help Prevent Invasives in Lake George Announced Officials Warn Against Increased Mosquito Activity, Disease http://wamc.org/post/officials-warn-against-increased-mosquito-activity-disease <p></p><p>Officials are warning that the recent wet weather in the Northeast could have an effect on the amount of mosquitoes, and precautions are being taken to control the risk of disease that could be passed on to people and animals.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:30:08 +0000 Lucas Willard 66205 at http://wamc.org Officials Warn Against Increased Mosquito Activity, Disease First Hearing on Lake George Invasive Prevention Plan Held http://wamc.org/post/first-hearing-lake-george-invasive-prevention-plan-held <p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.lgpc.state.ny.us">Lake George Park Commission</a> held the first of two public hearings on its draft aquatic invasive species prevention plan Tuesday afternoon. While most who attended expressed support, some are concerned about how the plan could affect boaters’ access to the lake. Wed, 22 May 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 65304 at http://wamc.org First Hearing on Lake George Invasive Prevention Plan Held