These species are not native to our state and is very difficult to control once it becomes 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. 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 This State? 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.
LPSA News MAY 20th
In Memory of Elaine Brophy
Our friend and LPSA Board member, Elaine Brophy passed away last summer. Elaine volunteered her time to represent LPSA at the Farmers’ Market each week, helping to raise awareness of the threats of invasive species in our area. We will miss her friendship and her contributions to LPSA.Read More Read ALL
Local News MAY 23rd
Fort Plain superintendent to take BOCES post
STAFF REPORT JOHNSTOWN — The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of current Fort Plain Superintendent David W. Ziskin to be the new HFM BOCES District Superintendent and Chief Executive O...Read More