Wed, Jun 07|
Aquatic Invasive Species Surveys Info Session
Learn about Chautauqua Lake's invasive plants and how to prevent and manage them!
Time & Location
Jun 07, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About the event
This summer, we’re once again conducting aquatic invasive species (AIS) citizen science training and on-water early detection surveys in and around Chautauqua Lake!
We’re kicking things off with an informational online Zoom presentation on Wednesday, June 7th from 7-8 pm with our Seasonal AIS Coordinator, Sandra Emke. Use this link to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83728635761?pwd=b0tJOVA1YTJsQXVCaTkra3F6cW4ydz09
Attendees will learn how to differentiate the lake’s beneficial, native aquatic plant species from the invasive, problematic species and also learn what they can do as individuals and as a community to help prevent the arrival of new invasives and help prevent the spread of those already found here.
From mid-June through September, several on-water paddles will be offered each month (weather permitting) where participants can use the knowledge they gain from the informational session to help survey our local aquatic vegetation to look for, and if needed, report and carefully remove invasive plants. The paddles will take place at various locations in and around Chautauqua Lake to re-survey sites where aquatic invasives (particularly water chestnut and starry stonewort) have previously been detected and scope out potential new sites as well.
More info on this program, including a list of tentative survey dates and locations (weather permitting) can be found at https://www.chautauquawatershed.org/aquatic-invasive.
Funding for the program is provided in part by the Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance.
NOTE: If you are unable to attend this informational session, another will be held on Monday, June 12th from 7-8pm.