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Did Someone Say “Free Boat Wash?”

Yes its true, boaters can expect to be offered free boat washes from stations at select boat launches throughout the state, especially in places like the Adirondacks. 851 more words

Park Personnel

Innovative Weaponry in the Fight Against AIS

In the fight against alien animals that invade and overrun native species, the weird and the wired sometime win.

Invasive species are plants and animals that thrive in areas where they don’t naturally live, usually brought there by humans, either accidentally or intentionally. 168 more words

Star of the Show: Aquatic Macroalgae, Starry Stonewort

Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa), a macroalgae native to Europe and Asia, has made its way into Vermont. First found in the United States in 1978 (likely a result of transport via ballast water), this species is known from waters in 8 states, including Vermont’s Lake Memphremagog and Derby Pond. 408 more words

Announcements

Upcoming Vermont Invasive Patroller (VIP) Training Workshops

Vermont Invasive Patrollers (VIPs) monitor water bodies for new introductions of invasive species and report their findings to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). VIPs play a vital role in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species in Vermont. 362 more words

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Attack of the Killer Goldfish!

Okay, well goldfish may not kill you, but they can certainly kill our ecosystems if they are let loose in Alberta’s waters! Goldfish are showing up all over the province – and not just in pet stores or your aquarium at home. 363 more words

Environmental Health

New aquatic invasive found in Lake Minnetonka 

With aquatic invader numbers on the rise in Minnesota waterways, lake-goers should be on the look out for a new invasive plant species that could take over one of Minnesota’s biggest lakes. 92 more words

Lake Minnetonka