Wednesday November 28: Cayuga Lake & Hydrilla: Public Information Meeting & Volunteer Thank-You: The annual hydrilla season-end public information meeting & volunteer thank-you event will be held in Aurora on Wednesday November 28, 3:30-5:30 pm, at Wells College, Zabriskie Hall Room 212. Refreshments served!
Zabriskie Hall is #6 on this map: https://www.wells.edu/files/public/wells-college-map-102417.pdf Park on the circular drive or in Woods Lot, #3 on the map.
Get the latest from the experts on where hydrilla has been found around Cayuga Lake, where it is under control, and where it may be gaining ground. According to the Finger Lakes PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management), “Hydrilla is the world’s most successful aquatic invasive plant. It rapidly spreads and causes severe impact to water quality, native plant and fish communities, recreation, irrigation, and water treatment facilities.” We need to work together lakewide, across municipalities and counties, to prevent its further spread. Co-hosted by the Hydrilla Task Force.
Michael J. Greer, US Army Corps of Engineers, “In-lake hydrilla treatment at Aurora and the lake’s south end.”
Robert Johnson, Racine-Johnson Associates, “Preliminary season-end monitoring report.”
Emelia Yost and Jared Bedient, Finger Lakes PRISM/Finger Lakes Institute: “The hydrilla kayak/scuba survey offshore around Cayuga Lake.”
Hilary Lambert & other Dave’s Team members, “Update on the 70 lakewide hydrilla information boxes & thanking our volunteers!”
Presentation power points will be available online soon at www.cayugalake.org
More information about hydrilla, from groups and agencies working together around Cayuga Lake
- Cayuga Lake Watershed Network: www.cayugalake.org/hydrillahunter.html
- Finger Lakes PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management): www.fingerlakesinvasives.org/hydrilla/
- South-end information, Tompkins County CCE: www.StopHydrilla.org
- The Aurora treatment area, Cayuga County Health Dept.: http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/Health/Environmental-Health/Hydrilla
- NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation: www.dec.ny.gov/animals/104790.html
Contact for more information about this event, and about hydrilla in Cayuga Lake
Hilary Lambert firstname.lastname@example.org
Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
POB 348 Aurora NY 13026 - “It takes a Network to protect a watershed!”