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UK bans sale of five invasive non-native aquatic plants

Five species of invasive non-native aquatic plants are to be banned from sale, the UK government has announced. The plants to be banned from April 2014 are water fern, parrot’s feather, floating pennywort, water primrose and Australian swamp stonecrop.READ MORE
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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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