See Upcoming Opportunities - Below!
Hydrilla verticillata was discovered in the Cayuga Lake Inlet by Floating Classroom intern Jordan Stark in 2011. The explosive growth habit of Hydrilla threatens to radically change the ecology and use of Cayuga Lake and the Finger Lakes! Floating Classroom volunteers have analyzed plant samples from hundreds of sites since 2011, and have contributed to this lake survey report.
Hydrilla is one of a host of species poised to change the character of our lakes. INVASIVE ALGAE are pushing out other plants and destroying fish habitat. ROUND GOBIES, ZEBRA MUSSELS & other organisms are changing the ecology of our lake.
We're continuing our work with the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network and Finger Lakes Institute to educate lake lovers, and to extend the "Hydrilla Hunters" network throughout the region.
REGARDLESS OF WHERE IN THE FINGER LAKES YOU LIVE, WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OF THE UPCOMING EVENTS! Get the latest news at www.stophydrilla.org!