Eurasian milfoil species are not native to our state, and they are very difficult to control once they become fully established. Milfoil reproduces through fragmentation, whereby plant fragments break off from the parent plant through wind or boat action, grow roots, and settle in a new location.
Milfoil spreads rapidly and displaces beneficial native plant life. It makes swimming difficult and can devalue waterfront property. Where this species grows in its native environment, insects and fish may feed on this plant at such a rate as to control its growth. In our area, however, milfoil has no natural predators to keep its population in check. Under optimum temperature, light and nutrient conditions, milfoil may grow up to an inch per day.
How did exotic milfoil become established in New York? It was most likely a "stowaway" fragment attached to a boat or trailer that came to this region. Milfoil can live out of water for many hours if it remains moist.
News & Events 3/15/2017
Paint and Sip Party
The YLPA invites you to participate in a Paint & Sip Party on Saturday 8 July from 7-9 PM in the Clubhouse. This will be a two-hour painting party where you can BYOB and paint a Yankee Lake scene under the instruction and guidance of an artist from the Wallkill School of Art (http://www.wallkillriverschool.com). They will supply all materials and instruction! Cost is $30 per person.
The capacity is limited, so call soon to reserve your slot. Please call Liam Vogel (845) 457-2787 to register and pay by credit card.
New Clubhouse Gallery
Click here to download the New York State Black Bear Response Manual. (PDF)
- Yankee Lake Scorecard
- Yankee Lake Quality Summary
- YL Autumn Botanical Survey
- YL Summer Botanical Survey
Local News 3/14/2017
Spiders Eat 400-800 Million Tons of Prey Every Year
It has long been suspected that spiders are one of the most important groups of predators of insects. Zoologists at the University of Basel and Lund University in Sweden have now shown just how true this is – spiders kill astronomical numbers o...Read More