August 22, 2012 6:00-7:30pm
At the Skaneateles Community Center
97 State Street, Skaneateles , NY
Join CCE for an Asian Clam and Hydrilla identification, prevention and monitoring workshop; free and open to the public. We will have live specimens of the Asian Clam. With the recent discovery in Otisco Lake, the Asian Clam now poses a more imminent threat to Skaneateles Lake; abundant quantities of clam are also beginning to impact Owasco Lake to the west. Asian Clam reproduces quickly and covers sandy lake bottoms. They can clog intake pipes, destroy native plant and animal habitats, and are very costly to control.
First detected in the Cayuga Inlet in August 2011, the threat of Hydrilla spreading from the Cayuga Inlet to other finger lakes was taken very seriously. Hydrilla verticillata stems can grow up to 25 feet long. Reproduction occurs from runners and fragmented parts carried by boats and bait buckets from one lake. Wet boats create suitable habitat for fragments to live for weeks before invading another water body.
For additional information or to register, please contact CCE of Onondaga County, visit www.extendonondaga.org.
Funding for Cornell Cooperative Extension programs in the Skaneateles Lake Watershed is provided by the City of Syracuse Department of Water.