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Managing Aquatic Invasive Species in 2014

Did you help control Eurasian watermilfoil in a Vermont lake, honor a VIP search commitment, staff a public boat access as a Greeter or catch the news on Lake Champlain’s 50th aquatic invasive species, spiny water flea, and wonder what the heck have Lakes and Ponds Program staff done this year about aquatic invasive species?  We’ve been busy!

Lakes and Ponds Program staff working on aquatic invasive species issues responded to three new infestations, and controlled populations of Eurasian watermilfoil, water chestnut and purple loosestrife in over 30 water bodies.  Staff also provided technical assistance to a variety of groups, searched lakes for the presence of new aquatic invasive species, conducted workshops and trainings, and more.  We’ve recently summarized our 2014 efforts and posted the summary on the Watershed Management Division’s website.  Click here to learn more about our efforts to manage aquatic invasive species in 2014.

Water chestnut control, Lake Champlain. Photo credit, VTDEC

Water chestnut control, Lake Champlain. Photo credit, VTDEC

State Park Interpreters Greeter Program training. Photo credit, VTDEC

State Park Interpreters Greeter Program training. Photo credit, VTDEC

Vermont Invasive Patrollers in action. Photo credit, VTDEC

Vermont Invasive Patrollers in action. Photo credit, VTDEC