Our new video about the environmental emergency in Cayuga Inlet in Ithaca, NY
As many know by now, the extremely aggressive invasive aquatic weed called hydrilla was found this summer in Cayuga Inlet and the mouth of Cascadilla Creek in Ithaca, NY at the south end of Cayuga Lake. Cayuga is the longest of the eleven Finger Lakes in central New York, and it is connected to other waterways through the canal system.
If not suppressed immediately
and allowed to spread, this rapid-growing pest will ruin Ithaca’s waterfront and all shallow areas of Cayuga Lake, and it could spread to a much larger area beyond.
We have produced a 15-minute video about this alarming problem and what is being done about it, featuring Holly Menninger, Coordinator of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute at Cornell Unniversity. You can see the video from a link on our blog post at http://ithacafingerlakes.com/2011/09/24/environmental-emergency-in-cayuga-inlet/ which includes other information including a map and a link about hydrilla.
Or, you can go directly to the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUV5QBD0XwA .
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