New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Village of Croton on Hudson invite you to attend an informational meeting on the control and management of the invasive aquatic plant Hydrilla in the Croton River.
When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 6:45 – 8:45 PM
Where: 2nd floor meeting room, Village of Croton Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
- Background information about Hydrilla
- Results of 2016 aquatic plant survey in the Croton River
- Components of the Five Year Management Plan
- Proposed plans for 2017 Hydrilla control efforts
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 2016 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.