Plant and animal invasives threaten our watersheds here in the Finger Lakes and elsewhere, but residents can be informed, and learn ways to identify, report and help control their presence.
Studies have linked invasive hydrilla to a deadly toxin produced by blue-green algae, resulting in illness and death of wild birds and domestic pets.
Hydrilla is an aquatic invasive species in New York state. Find out more here about how you can identify the plant and what you can do to help.
Zebra mussels filter vast amounts of plankton, which decreases the food source of other species and subsequently causes a lack of clarity in the water. Learn the dangers of zebra mussels and how to prevent their spread, here.
The Asian Shore Crab originated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean and their growing population threaten both coastal ecosystems and aquaculture operations. Learn the dangers of Asian shore crab and how to prevent its spread, here.
Chinese mystery snails can form dense populations and outcompete native species for food and habitat in lakes and streams. Learn the dangers of Chinese mystery snail and how to prevent its spread, here.
“Asian carp” typically refers to two species of invasive fish introduced from Asia: the bighead carp and the silver carp. Learn the dangers of Asian carp and how to prevent its spread, here.
Last updated October 3, 2018