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 AUG 23rd

Message from LHPD Park Manager re: Harvester

 

As I am sure some of you are aware, the mechanical harvester has not been operational for almost two weeks due to a major mechanical breakdown.  It is unknown at this point if parts will be available to continue operations through Labor Day weekend. 

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Local News SEP 20th

Adirondacks Welcome Center opens near Exit 18

QUEENSBURY — The Adirondacks Welcome Center, located off the northbound lanes of the Northway near Exit 18, had its grand opening Thursday, showcasing tourism information, regional snacks and beverages and even some historical trivia....

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