On a gorgeous day in May I hiked from Wadhams to Essex on the CATs Grand Hike. While the official hike did not route here I wanted to end at Lake Champlain. While strolling along the lake I noticed a patch of Japanese Knotweed along the shore. Horror struck the pit of my … [Read more...] about Invasive Japanese Knotweed
"The Boquet River Nature Preserve, located in Willsboro, contains a diverse array of plant and animal wildlife. The Nature Conservancy has partnered with the town of Willsboro to make improvements designed to make the property more accessible to the public. After slicing … [Read more...] about Community, Meet Conservation (The Sun)
On August 25 four individual spiny water fleas were found during routine monitoring of Lake Champlain. The invasive exotic zooplankton species were discovered in the middle portion of the Main Lake between Burlington and Port Kent. Since then they have been confirmed from a total … [Read more...] about Spiny Water Fleas Have Arrived – What Next?
It's time to reexamine our previous post, "Feral Pigs in Champlain Valley," with an update on the situation in the Adirondacks. Feral pigs (feral swine/wild boars/razorbacks/wild hogs--whatever you call them) have made their presence known locally in New York State. Feral … [Read more...] about Feral Pigs in the Adirondacks
The Lake Champlain Committee is dedicated to protecting Lake Champlain. They recently created a pledge to protect the Lake Champlain so you can learn how to protect the lake too! But you can do more than just take the pledge and practice environmentally safe actions; you can … [Read more...] about Monitor Lake Champlain: Blue-Green Algae & Invasives