Ridding Peconic waters of invasive weeds

About 30 volunteers and Department of Environmental Conservation workers — in kayaks, canoes and fishing boats — combed the Peconic Lake and River Thursday for water primrose, an invasive aquatic weed threatening the watershed’s ecosystem.

“This is something that’s not just going to go away after a week,” said Ernie Fugina, president of the Peconic Lake Estates Civic Organization. “Once it covers the lake, it will destroy everything beneath it.”

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