Didymo http://wamc.org en 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