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Hydrilla, the Many-Headed Monster: What is it and how to fight it?
May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LiveStream S3, Ep5: Hydrilla, the Many-Headed Monster: What is it and how to fight it?
Since its discovery in the Connecticut River in 2016, the invasive plant hydrilla has overwhelmed coves, inlets, and portions of the river. Hydrilla, like many invasive plants, can alter the quality of water, displace native plants and wildlife, and make recreation difficult. Controlling hydrilla is a significant challenge, but there are steps we can all take to help stop its spread.
Summer Stebbins and Greg Bugbee from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) Invasive Aquatic Plant Program (IAPP) will join us to delve into what hydrilla is, how the Connecticut River hydrilla is unique and their work mapping and managing infestations. Hear directly from the experts in the field and learn about hydrilla’s impacts on rivers, ongoing work to address it, and how you can protect rivers from future infestations.