Lake Champlain Spiny Water Flea Spread Prevention
Lake Champlain Basin Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response Task Force Recommendation for Spiny Water Flea in Lake Champlain
Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response Task Force has determined that eradication of spiny water flea in Lake Champlain is not technically feasible. Spread prevention measures should be implemented as soon as possible.
The Rapid Response Task Force reviewed the technical feasibility of preventing the spiny water flea from spreading from Lake Champlain to other inland water bodies. There are no known methods to eradicate spiny water flea once they have been detected in a water body. Initial sampling has confirmed its presence at multiple lake stations in the Main Lake segment of Lake Champlain. In 2012, spiny water flea was discovered in both the Champlain Canal and Lake George. Spiny water fleas have been detected in the southern Adirondacks in Great Sacandaga Lake (2008), Peck Lake (2009), and Stewarts Bridge Reservoir and Sacandaga Lake (2010). This summer they were detected in Lakes Piseco and Pleasant (2014). It is unknown how the spiny water flea entered Lake Champlain and these other waters.
The Task Force’s Spread Prevention Recommendations include:
Click here for a copy of the Lake Champlain Cooperative Boat Wash Program & Map brochure
For further information, contact:Meg Modley Aquatic Invasive Species Management Coordinator Lake Champlain Basin Program 802-372-3213 MModley@lcbp.org
Carrie Brown-Lima Appointed Coordinator of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute
It is with a great amount of excitement that the Department of Natural Resources of the NYS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University announces the appointment of Carrie Brown-Lima as the coordinator of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute. You will find more details about her background and her contact info in the attached announcement. Carrie will be making the rounds and will meet many of you over the next months at various meetings. We all look forward to re-invigorating the NYISRI to help address the invasive species research needs in New York. [Submitted by Dr. Bernd Blossey, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources]
Special Webcast - Risk Assessment for Invasive Ponto-Caspian Fish into the Great Lakes
Are there new invasive fish species coming to North America and the Great Lakes? The SLELO PRISM will be sponsoring a special webcast presented by Dave MacNeill, Great Lakes Fisheries Specialist with NY Sea Grant and SLELO PRISM Partner on Wednesday September 10th at 1:00 pm. To receive a webex link contact Rob Williams, SLELO PRISM Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org