Hydrilla in Cayuga Lake Inlet- Two Year Anniversary

by Kirsten Goranowski, FLI Watercraft Steward Program Assistant This mid-August marks the two-year anniversary of the Hydrilla verticillata detection in the Cayuga Lake Inlet by a staff member of the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom (Cornell Cooperative Extension Invasive Species Program, 2012). The Cayuga Lake Inlet is located between Treman State Marine Park and the Route 89…

Invasives Making Headlines

The Finger Lakes Institute’s Watercraft Steward Program is just the beginning of what the Finger Lakes Times May 29 (pg. 5A) article describes as “a comprehensive, multi-year strategy to combat the plant’s [hydrilla’s] presence.” The spread of hydrilla, as well as other aquatic invasive species, is an issue that everyone has a stake in; environmentalist…