2017 Hydrilla Eradication Efforts in the Ithaca Area of the Cayuga Lake Watershed

Summary of 2017 Eradication Efforts from Nov 14 Public Meeting

View slides summarizing efforts in the Ithaca area , after a basic introduction to hydrilla. Presentation by Mike Hall, Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District (PDF 4 MB). Audio of Ithaca hydrilla presentation ( 23 mins.)

View slides summarizing efforts in Aurora area.  Presentation by by Michael Greer, US Army Corps of Engineers (PDF, 2 MB). Audio of Aurora hydrilla and part of Q&A. Greer presentation (34 mins) starts after introduction by Hillary Lambert of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network. Followed by Q&A (approx 20 min)  Audio Q&A part 2 (6 min). [we are new to trying to capture presentations so be patient with us as we learn!]

Management Plan for 2017

The local hydrilla task force develops the management plan for the south end of Cayuga Lake hydrilla treatment each season. The task force includes staff from the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County (Health Department, Soil & Water Conservation District, Attorney, Sheriff), NYS Parks, Racine-Johnson Aquatic Ecologists, Bolton Point, and the Community Science Institute. The task force gets input from nationally-recognized hydrilla specialists. View the 4-page Proposed 2017 Management Efforts s (PDF, 723 kb). The 2017 Plant Monitoring Report is available for viewing here (pdf, 31 MB). Results from the water quality monitoring can be found here.

Last updated January 15, 2020