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Info Meeting: Control/Management of Hydrilla in the Croton River - 6/28
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Cornell Cooperative Extension-Westchester County invite you to attend an informational meeting on the control and management of the invasive aquatic plant Hydrilla in the Croton River.

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 6:30PM – 8:45PM

Where: 2nd floor meeting room, Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Please RSVP by June 24, 2016 to Willow Eyres – willow.eyres@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-8975

Topics:
  • Background information about Hydrilla and updates on Hydrilla in the Croton River
  • How Hydrilla has been managed in other New York Locations
  • Negative impacts and control costs in other states
  • Current efforts to control and manage Hydrilla in the Croton River
Background:
The aquatic invasive plant Hydrilla verticillata was discovered in the Croton River in October 2013 and later found in Croton Bay during a site survey in 2014. This survey also revealed that Hydrilla is well-established in the Croton River and Reservoir. Hydrilla grows and spreads rapidly in areas where it has become established, often resulting in considerable economic and ecological impacts. While Hydrilla remains in the Croton River and the Croton Bay, it threatens habitats in the Hudson River and its tributaries. Fortunately, the results of the survey conducted in 2015 indicate that Hydrilla has not yet spread outside of the Croton River. Come learn about current efforts by the NYSDEC to contain, control, and combat Hydrilla in Croton River habitats.
Additional information about the project can be found on the NYSDEC website at the following address: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/106386.html