Aquatic Invasives

New York News
6:30 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Adirondack Watershed Institute Receives Federal Grant For Aquatic Invasive Prevention

Student inspecting boats
Credit 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.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Mandatory Boat Inspections Approved For Lake George

Lake George, NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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

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New York News
5:45 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Advocates Want Stronger DEC Invasive Proposal

Asian Clams, an invasive species in Lake George
Credit 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.

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North Country News
12:40 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Asian Clams Spread to New Sites in Lake George

Credit 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.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Workshops Planned to Train Volunteers to Spot Aquatic Invasive Species

APIPP's training will provide instruction on how to identify and detect aquatic invasive animals, such as spiny waterflea, an aquatic invasive species known in at least five Adirondack waterways, including Lake George. Spiny waterflea congregates in masses, is a voracious feeder of zooplankton, and globs onto fishing lines. (Photo courtesy Emily DeBolt, Lake George Association)
Credit 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.

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North Country News
12:13 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Park Agency Restricts General Use of Invasive Smothering Mats

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.

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