invasive species http://wrvo.org en Environmental group tests Erie Canal and Oswego River water for invasive species http://wrvo.org/post/environmental-group-tests-erie-canal-and-oswego-river-water-invasive-species <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/newyork/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Nature Conservancy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and other environmental groups are making use of a recently developed DNA sampling technique to determine whether or not any invasive species might be swimming, living or growing in the Oswego River and Erie Canal. By taking hundreds of water samples, the group believes it can slow the growth of invasive species in the state.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:26:56 +0000 Gino Geruntino 58344 at http://wrvo.org Environmental group tests Erie Canal and Oswego River water for invasive species Giant Hogweed poses threat to both plants and people http://wrvo.org/post/giant-hogweed-poses-threat-both-plants-and-people <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York has a big problem with an invasive species you may have never heard of. Giant </span>hogweed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a poisonous plant that can overtake entire fields with its giant leaves and can cause painful blisters on a person's skin. But the state Department of Environmental Conservation says it's stepping up its digging and spraying program to help control the plant and even eradicate it in some spots.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 58286 at http://wrvo.org Giant Hogweed poses threat to both plants and people Emerald Ash Borer poses bigger threat to central New York trees that expected http://wrvo.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-poses-bigger-threat-central-new-york-trees-expected <p></p><p>Homeowners in parts of Onondaga County with ash trees on their property, need to take action sooner than expected to deal with the Emerald Ash Borer.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:07:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53718 at http://wrvo.org Emerald Ash Borer poses bigger threat to central New York trees that expected New regulations proposed to reduce impact of invasive species http://wrvo.org/post/new-regulations-proposed-reduce-impact-invasive-species <p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:04:41 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47484 at http://wrvo.org New regulations proposed to reduce impact of invasive species New York lawmakers fighting back against invasive species http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-lawmakers-fighting-back-against-invasive-species <p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:56:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43299 at http://wrvo.org New York lawmakers fighting back against invasive species Kids study water levels' effects on invasive species at Eel Bay http://wrvo.org/post/kids-study-water-levels-effects-invasive-species-eel-bay <p>Construction of the giant hydropower dam near Massena in the 1950s forever tamed the once wild St. Lawrence River. It allowed engineers to harness the river’s natural ebb and flow for energy production and to protect homes and ports at the same time. But in the process, it hurt the indigenous plants and animals that depend on those highs and lows to survive. The environmental group Save The River has been leading a charge to persuade the agency that controls water levels to return more natural ebbs and flows to the St. Lawrence. One way is by giving the younger generation of River residents a hands-on lesson. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:10:37 +0000 Joanna Richards 27997 at http://wrvo.org College students help fight invasive species http://wrvo.org/post/college-students-help-fight-invasive-species <p>All summer long, the Department of Environmental Conservation is stationing college students at boat launches around New York with the mission to stop the spread of invasive species.</p><p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 20:32:24 +0000 Adam Wolfe 23519 at http://wrvo.org College students help fight invasive species