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Hydrilla cleanup funds caught in red tape

Ithaca Journal
Simon Wheeler / Staff Photo

Source: Ithaca Journal (New York)
Date Published: 05/22/2012

ITHACA — With funding already promised for hydrilla eradication in the Cayuga Inlet, it’s time to release money so municipalities can start killing the invasive plant, New York U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday.

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DEC Begins Emergency Rule-Making for Hydrilla Infestation Treatment

ALBANY, NY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation adopted an emergency rule to allow for herbicide treatment to combat hydrilla, an invasive plant species that has plagued parts of the Cayuga Inlet since last summer, the agency announced today.

“Immediate action is necessary to stop the spread of hydrilla to preserve native plants and indigenous aquatic ecosystems throughout New York state,” said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. “By amending the regulation to allow the use of fluridone pellets, DEC is helping control the infestation of a destructive species that threatens the Finger Lakes economy and habitat.”

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DEC Adopting Emergency Measures To Stop Hydrilla

Albany, NY (WIBX) – Boaters and fishermen aren’t the only ones battling hydrilla in some of New York’s waters. The Department of Environmental Conservation is joining the fight, too.

According to the agency, emergency regulations have been adopted to stop the invasive plant’s spread through the Cayuga Inlet.

The new rules allow fluridone pellets (an aquatic herbicide) to be added to water less than 2 feet deep for 90 days, to treat existing hydrilla. The DEC will then renew the measures until a permanent rule is made.

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TLAC again turns focus on weeds

The Tri-Lake Administrative Commission will continue to work with Skip’s Aquatic Solutions in treating invasive aquatic vegetation in Smith Mountain Lake. The board agreed to renew the company’s contract during a meeting held May 1. Skip’s Aquatic Solutions uses systemic and contact herbicide to treat non-native aquatic vegetation such as curlyleaf pondweed, Brazilian elodea and hydrilla.

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6 downstate ponds to be treated for the nuisance weed Hydrilla

DOVER – During the next three weeks, weather permitting, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will be treating six downstate ponds for aquatic nuisance weeds that, left unchecked, can choke the waters, crowd out beneficial plant species, and prevent fishing and boating access. The ponds to be treated are: Blairs Pond and Griffiths Lake near Milford; Millsboro Pond; Records Pond near Laurel; Wagamons Pond near Milton; and Concord Pond near Seaford.

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Jackson County Commission declines $50,000 appropriation to lake weed control group

SCOTTSBORO, Alabama – The Jackson County Commission on Thursday voted not to appropriate $50,000 to a group that wants to rid part of Lake Guntersville of aquatic weeds, The Daily Sentinel reported.

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Lake cleanup under way at Reed Bingham

REED BINGHAM STATE PARK — To prepare for the summer swimming, boating and fishing season the Department of Natural Resources has begun removal of invasive aquatic vegetation at Reed Bingham State Park. Due to a mild winter climate and lack of treatment last year, hydrilla — a non-native, invasive species — grew back quickly and is worse than the previous years, park officials said Tuesday.

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Volunteers open war on weeds

Fanwort, Eurasian water milfoil, curly pondweed and hydrilla are among the enemies, and humans, their chief enablers. That’s why Mike Sicord spent Saturday morning, the opening day of fishing season, manning the state boat launch at Rogers Lake, working alongside Santy Patana, the boat launch attendant for the Rogers Lake Authority, checking boats for plant debris and talking to boaters about the problems caused by invasive plants.

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8 bald eagle deaths at Thurmond Lake this season

At least eight bald eagles died at Thurmond Lake during the winter and early spring because of an algae-borne neurotoxin linked to the invasive weed hydrilla.

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Sterile grass carp battle Santee Cooper Lakes hydrilla

MONCKS CORNER — This spring, Santee Cooper is stocking lakes Marion and Moultrie with 109,000 sterile grass carp in a renewed strike against hydrilla.

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