Department of the Interior

New York News
12:30 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Regional Invasive Species Expert Moving To Federal Job

Hilary Smith
Credit Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

The head of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program is leaving to take a high-level job at the Department of the Interior.

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Hudson Valley News
7:58 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Schumer Wants To Combat Aquatic Invasive Species

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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.

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.

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.

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