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 6/15/2018
Art of the Basha Kill
The Wurtsboro Art Alliance will be hosting a new Art of the Basha Kill exhibit, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 PM, from 3 June – 24 June, at their John Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan Street, in Wurtsboro. Meet the artisists and BKAA representatives while enjoying free refreshments at the opening reception, Saturday 9 June from 2-4 PM.
Bass Masters Tournament will be Saturday 23 June from 6 AM to Noon. Cost is $50/boat. Register at the boat with the red flag near the Heyny Islands. Guests must be in the boat with a current YLPA member.
Yankee Lake from Above: Doug Spranger made and edited a 5 minute video taken from his drone copter flying over Yankee Lake. This beautiful sequence was shot in high definition (1080 p), and can be viewed on YouTube at this link.
Our own Dorothy Langseder died peacefully in her Yankee Lake home with her children by her side, on Monday, 5 March 2018. Her Memorial Page can be found here.Read More Read ALL