EVENTS

HYDRILLA GROUP PLANS PUBLIC UPDATE, THANKS VOLUNTEERS

November 7 in Ithaca, November 8 in Seneca Falls

 

Wednesday November 7, Ithaca:

Efforts to stop the spread of hydrilla in Cayuga Inlet 2012 are succeeding. Additional treatments will be needed to eradicate the weed, say the organizers of a public information session to be held on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm in the Borg Warner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green Street in Ithaca (see info about 6.30 Hydrilla Hunter reception, below).

Topics to be covered include an overview of hydrilla control efforts in 2012; protocol and results of monitoring for drinking water safety; and the protocol, results and interpretation of plant monitoring for herbicide effectiveness. Time for questions will be included. Presenters include Roxy Johnson, City of Ithaca Watershed Coordinator; Anne Wildman of the Tompkins County Health Department; and Bob Johnson, aquatic plant ecologist. Sharon Anderson, Environmental Issue Team Leader at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will moderate.

A reception at 6:30 pm will recognize the work of volunteer "Hydrilla Hunters" and others who monitored the lake and inlet all summer and who helped inform the community of ways to prevent hydrilla's spread. Refreshments will be served, and John Abel of the West Shore Homeowners Association will give a brief talk.

The reception and information session are both free and open to the public, and are sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, the Hydrilla Task Force of the Cayuga Lake Watershed, and the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network.

 

 

Thursday November 8, Seneca Falls:

6:00 – 8 pm: Hydrilla Hunters thank you & public information meeting. Take part in a reception, thank-you and informational event for folks who have been keeping an eye out for hydrilla this past summer and/or are concerned about invasive plants in our lake. Seneca Falls Public Library, Littlejohn Community Meeting Room (47 Cayuga St., Seneca Falls NY 13148). No charge. Refreshments served. We will have speakers to update us:

  • Roxy Johnston, City of Ithaca, will report on the hydrilla situation in Cayuga Lake during 2012.
  • Bruce Natale, Cayuga County, will speak about Asian clams and other invasives.
  • Speakers may be added.

Co-sponsored by the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network and the Hydrilla Task Force of the Cayuga Lake Watershed. www.cayugalake.org

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