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 8/22/2014
Remembering Anna Stindt
Anna Stindt, 92, a long time Yankee Lake summer resident, passed away Saturday, 16 August 2014, at her home in Hereford,Texas. For more information about this dear friend of the Lake, please click this link. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Yankee Lake Preservation Association in Anna's name.
Click here for YLPA President Adeline Bruni's appeal to the membership for Volunteers!
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Protect the Timber Rattler!
This Threatened Species is at our lake and needs our protection: Timber Rattlesnake
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Local News 8/7/2014
Marine noise impacts eels too!
Marine noise has been studied for it's impact on whales, dolphins and other marine animals. Might it also impact smaller creatures too? Eels, for example. Despite their reputation as slippery customer...Read More