Sunday, June 14, 2020

A deeper dive into aquatic invasives

Although Invasive Species Awareness Week has wrapped up for this year, the work to combat the spread of aquatic invasives in our Adirondack lakes, ponds and other bodies of water is ongoing.

Here’s a recap of some recent coverage:

Adirondack Explorer’s policy reporter Gwen Craig discusses efforts to fight the spread of aquatic invasives in this recent Capital Pressroom interview:

And here’s her recent story about the test trial of an herbicide to target milfoil on Minerva Lake:

New York Sea Grant has redesigned, enhanced access, and added resources to the New York State Invasive Species Clearinghouse website:

Boost your knowledge of invasive species with these resources from the Adirondack Watershed Institute:

Photo: A representative from Solitude Lake Management spreads an herbicide on the invasive Eurasian watermilfoil on Friday, June 5 in Minerva Lake in Essex County. This is the first time the herbicide, called Procellacor EC, has been approved by the Adirondack Park Agency. Gwen Craig/Adirondack Explorer

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.

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