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zebra mussels

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

The Future Of Invasive

Species In Otsego County

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BE INFORMED – 6:30 – 8 p.m. Learn about past, present, future of 2 invasive species in Otsego County. Research Specialist Holly Waterfield presents ‘A Decade of Zebra Mussels: Impacts & Challenges in Otsego Lake.’ Director of Ecological Research Institute Dr. Jonathan Rosenthal presents ‘Emerald Ash Borer: Current Status and the Way Forward.’ Free, open to public. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/be-informed-lecture-series-invasives-species-past-present-and-future/

Senate Bill Requires ‘Reasonable Precautions’ To Prevent The Spread Of Invasives Into Lake

Senate Bill Requires ‘Reasonable Precautions’

To Prevent The Spread Of Invasives Into Lake

State Sen. Tom O'Mara
State Sen. Tom O’Mara

The State Senate yesterday gave final legislative approval to legislation sponsored by state Sen. Tom O’Mara, R,C-Big Flats, to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and statewide, by requiring boaters to take reasonable precautions when launching their boats.

Among other invasives, the zebra mussel entered Otsego Lake seven years ago.

“Taking every possible step to stop the spread of destructive invasive species before they take hold is the most cost-effective and common-sense approach to combat this severe threat to the environment and economy,” said O’Mara.

READ THE STATE SENATE’S PRESS RELEASE

SEE LISTS OF INVASIVES IN OTSEGO LAKE

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