zebra mussels http://wamc.org en 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 Aquatic Nuisance Found In Berkshire County River http://wamc.org/post/aquatic-nuisance-found-berkshire-county-river <p></p><p>State environmental officials in Massachusetts are warning residents about the discovery of an aquatic nuisance recently found in the Berkshires for the first time.</p><p></p><p>Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife confirmed the presence of didymo in the Green River in the Berkshire County communities of Alford and Egremont.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:09:01 +0000 Lucas Willard 66076 at http://wamc.org Aquatic Nuisance Found In Berkshire County River Schumer Wants To Combat Aquatic Invasive Species http://wamc.org/post/schumer-wants-combat-aquatic-invasive-species <p>WASHINGTON – US Senator Charles Schumer announced his effort to have passed an early detection and rapid response grant program to combat aquatic invasive species once they reach new waterways.</p><p>In the Hudson Valley alone, invasive species include Eurasian milfoil, Asian clam, Zebra mussel, Didymo, Water chestnut, Chinese mitten crab, Brittle Naiad, White perch, and Alewife.</p><p>Schumer’s bill would allow states and local authorities to petition the Department of the Interior for grants as soon as they identify a threat from invasive species.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 11:58:50 +0000 Hank Gross 64235 at http://wamc.org Schumer Wants To Combat Aquatic Invasive Species New Law Seeks to Prevent Spread of Invasive Mussels in Mass. http://wamc.org/post/new-law-seeks-prevent-spread-invasive-mussels-mass <p></p><p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed a bill that would protect lakes and ponds across the Commonwealth from the spread of invasive zebra mussels. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:45:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 55595 at http://wamc.org New Law Seeks to Prevent Spread of Invasive Mussels in Mass. MA Officials Fighting Zebra Mussel Invasion http://wamc.org/post/ma-officials-fighting-zebra-mussel-invasion <p>State environmental officials are kicking off a plan to fight the spread of the invasive zebra&nbsp;mussel in Massachusetts.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>Later today, Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Edward Lambert and Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Mary Griffin will outline plans at a press conference at Pontoosuc Lake in Pittsfield,</p><p>Zebra&nbsp;mussels can multiply quickly, disrupting local ecosystems by covering other freshwater mussels and cutting off resources for other species.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 11:32:35 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 39570 at http://wamc.org MA Officials Fighting Zebra Mussel Invasion