Non-native invasive species have long impacted Western New York. Below are some of the newest invasive species in the area. For more information, please see the links below or check out the New York Invasive Species YouTube Channel.
Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata)
Hydrilla can be spread by boaters and waterfowl. Please be on the lookout and take precautions when moving your recreational watercraft to other bodies of water.
- Hydrilla found in the Erie Canal
- Jamestown Post-Journal Hydrilla article
- Hydrilla information
- Advice for boaters
- What Marinas Should Know
- Hydrilla Brochure
Photo: Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org (http://www.nyis.info/index.php?action=invasive_detail&id=16)
Water Chestnut (Trapa natans)
Water Chestnut can also be spread by boaters and waterfowl. Please be on the lookout and take precautions when moving your recreational watercraft to other bodies of water.
- Chautauqua County press release
- Dunkirk Observer
- Water Chestnut Fact Sheet
- Invasive Plant Council of NYS Water Chestnut info.
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Water Chestnut Facts
- Angers and Boaters Brochure
- Garlic Mustard information from the NY Invasive Species Clearinghouse
- More information on Garlic Mustard