About Milfoil

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.

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News & Events 6.12.17

SAFETY! SAFETY! SAFETY!

This summer we are focused on LAKE SAFETY!

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO TURNED OUT FOR THE BOAT INSPECTIONS!

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Local News 6.28.17

For-profit colleges want in on tuition-discount program

New York's for-profit colleges are waiting to find out if they will be able to offer students a discount on tuition through a new state program designed to make college more affordable. The Enhanced Tuition Award program was adopted with the 2017-18 ...

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