Tiny Invasive Crustacean – Spiny Water Flea – Now Confirmed in Lake Champlain
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Tiny Invasive Crustacean – Spiny Water Flea – Now Confirmed in Lake Champlain

The aquatic invasive zooplankton, spiny water flea – a crustacean, not a flea as the name implies – has become Lake Champlain’s 50th aquatic invasive species. Details can be found in this August 28, 2014 Lake Champlain Basin Program press release: Spiny Water Flea Confirmed in Lake Champlain. The Lake Champlain Basin Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response … Continue reading

Volunteers Rally to Remove New Find of Water Chestnut
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Volunteers Rally to Remove New Find of Water Chestnut

On August 26th, 11 volunteers assisted Lakes and Ponds Management and Protection Program staff in removing a new population of the aquatic invasive plant water chestnut (Trapa natans) from Lake Carmi in Franklin. Lake Carmi, approximately 1,400 acres in size, is the 26th Vermont lake/pond with a population of water chestnut. Water chestnut is a nonnative, annual, aquatic … Continue reading

New Find of Eurasian Watermilfoil
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New Find of Eurasian Watermilfoil

Lime Pond (10 acres) in Barnard becomes the 68th Vermont lake/pond with a population of the aquatic invasive species, Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum). Eurasian watermilfoil is a nonnative perennial aquatic plant that spreads primarily by plant fragments. Watermilfoil’s dense growth can reduce recreational opportunities, outcompete beneficial native aquatic plants, and provides little value to wildlife. … Continue reading