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 OCT 11th

BOD Membership Updates

The BOD Membership section(found under About Us) of the website has been updated to now include the October 8th Meeting Minutes and the recent CSLAP In Season Field Data Report.

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Local News OCT 23rd

Glens Falls Senior Center kicks off fundraising campaign

GLENS FALLS — Maybe it was divine intervention or the spirit of 19th-century businessman Augustus Sherman who helped obtain funding for his former house — now home to the Glens Falls Senior Center....

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