Invasive Species

New England News
6:30 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Invasive Spiny Water Flea Confirmed In Lake Champlain

Spiny water fleas in Lake George
Credit Emily DeBolt/Lake George Association

The Lake Champlain Basin Program confirmed late last week that the invasive spiny water flea has entered Lake Champlain. The zooplankton threatens to disrupt the food chain and could become a nuisance to anglers.

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New York News
5:26 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Partnerships A Theme At Lake George Association Annual Meeting

Credit Lucas Willard

At the annual meeting of the Lake George Association, those working with the civic group reported on the past year’s conservation efforts on one of the region’s most valuable natural assets.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Gillibrand Discusses Federal Invasive Species Legislation

State Senator Betty Little (left) and NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the Lake Placid Beach House July 28, 2014
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York’s junior U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Lake Placid Monday to discuss federal legislation that would help control the spread of invasive species.

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New York News
12:21 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Invasive Plant Found Along Lake George

Black Swallow-wort
Credit Lake George Association

Advocates for Lake George are taking steps to monitor and prevent the spread of an invasive species along the lakeshore that could threaten native butterfly populations. 

Kristen Rohne, Education Coordinatior for the Lake George Association, said while her organization was checking on a native-plant buffer garden at the Rainbow Beach Homeowners Association in the Town of Bolton, a homeowner asked her team to take a closer look at a plant he hadn’t seen before, growing along the shoreline.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

New York Targets Public Knowledge and Prevention During Invasive Species Awareness Week

Credit Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed this week Invasive Species Awareness Week. It’s the first statewide effort to educate and engage the public in on-going efforts to prevent and control the spread of non-native invasive species.

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North Country News
2:15 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Regulations On Invasive Species In Effect At Boat Launches

Spiny water fleas in Lake George
Credit Emily DeBolt/Lake George Association

New regulations have gone into effect in New York State requiring boats at DEC boat launches be clear of any plant or animal matter before entering the water. As those rules go into effect, legislation is pending in Albany that would make such “clean, drain and dry” regulations applicable at all boat launches.

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Hudson Valley News
8:11 am
Sun March 9, 2014

NYC DEP To Remove Trees To Prevent Spread Of Invasive Beetle

Credit courtesy NYS DEC

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has begun removing trees around a reservoir in Ulster County to limit the impact of an invasive beetle.

The New York City DEP Friday announced it has started the removal of some 2,000 ash trees to limit the impact of the emerald ash borer.

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New York News
6:26 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Environmental Groups Weigh-In On NY DEC Draft Invasive Species Regulations

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle
Credit NYS DEC

Environmental groups are weighing in on proposed regulations by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to halt the spread of invasive species. 

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.

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New York News
7:15 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Commission OK's Mandatory Boat Inspections for Upstate Lake

Boater washing hull for invasive prevention
Credit USDA

The Lake George Park Commission has approved a mandatory boat-washing and inspection program to protect one of New York's most popular lakes from invasive species.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Essex County Passes Law to Prevent Spread of Invasive Species into Lake George

Lake George
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Essex County, New York Board of Supervisors has passed a local law to prevent the spread of invasive species, but the law applies only to Lake George.

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