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 10/9/2014
Winter Water Level Adjustment
We will be lowering the lake level by September 22, enabling lakefront homeowners to repair their lakefront, and allowing the YLPA to perform required dam maintenance while the weather is still mild.
Remembering Anna Stindt
Anna Stindt, 92, long time Yankee Laker, passed away 16 Aug 2014. 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!
Protect the Timber Rattler
This Threatened Species is at our lake and needs our protection: Timber Rattlesnake
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Local News 10/15/2014
Methane sink discovered in oceanic rock
Since the first undersea methane seep was discovered 30 years ago, scientists have meticulously analyzed and measured how microbes in the seafloor sediments consume the greenhouse gas methane as part of understanding how the Earth works. ...Read More