New App Lets You Report Invasive Species (Oct 15, 2012)
Ohio State University Extension.
Ohio State University Extension has released
a new app for spotting and tracking invasive
species -- non-native organisms such as Asian
loosestrife and Asian
longhorned beetle -- to try to keep them
from setting up beachheads and hurting the
economy and environment. By using the free Great
Lakes Early Detection Network app,
a person can take pictures of suspected invasive
species -- whether of farm, forest or water
-- and upload the pictures and locations for
verification. Based on this early warning,
scientists can send out alerts, map the spread
and figure out a battle plan. The network covers
the states of Ohio, New York, Illinois, Indiana,
Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
The network covers the states of Ohio, New
York, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan,
Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
Spiny Water Flea Confirmed in Lake George (Aug 1, 2012)
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The presence of the spiny water flea, an aquatic invasive species, was confirmed in Lake George, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced today. "DEC has worked with its partners on the Lake Champlain Basin Task Force to stop and slow the spread of the spiny water flea," DEC Commissioner Joe Martens said. "The discovery of spiny water flea in Lake George is not welcome news and DEC's efforts to slow the spread of this and other invasive species will continue."
Cuomo Signs Legislation to Protect New
York's Waterways and Natural Habitat from
Invasive Species (Jul 24, 2012)
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
The legislation signed by the Governor
will help address the risk to New York's
environment associated with invasive species
becoming established within the state.
The new law provides the Department of
Environmental Conservation and the Department
of Agriculture and Markets with the authority
to regulate the sale, purchase, possession,
introduction, importation and transport
of invasive species and establishes penalties
for those who violate such regulations.