Aquatic Invasives

Spiny Water Flea
NE Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel photo/Vermont Fish and Wildlife

Vermont officials are reminding anglers and boaters to prevent the spread of spiny water fleas, an invasive species found in Lake Champlain two years ago that is becoming more common in the lake.

Lake Champlain Basin Program

In what officials say is a key step toward preserving the region’s waterways, an agreement announced Tuesday is aimed at preventing the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species across the Adirondack region.

Adirondack Watershed Institute

The Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College has received a half-million dollar federal grant to continue its invasive species spread prevention efforts.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Lake George Park Commission has adopted final rules requiring boat inspections to prevent introduction of invasive species in Lake George.

FUND for Lake George

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing new regulations to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The new rules are welcome, but lake defenders say they don’t go far enough.

Lake George Association

During a two-week survey of the lake, volunteers and staff from the Lake George Asian Clam Task Force discovered new infestations, bringing to 13 the number of confirmed sites in Lake George.

Emily DeBolt/Lake George Association

Groups working to control the spread of aquatic invasive species in New York and Vermont are planning training sessions to identify the animals in hopes of protecting the region’s waters.

Adirondack Park Agency commissioners have approved a General Permit for management of aquatic invasive species.  The permit restricts the use of mats that are used to smother non-native species like the Asian Clam, due to concerns that native shoreline ecosystems are being adversely affected.