Vermont’s Greeter program launched, hopes to keep invasive species at bay

Wilmington, Vermont kicked off its new greeter program at Lake Raponda last weekend. The program is intended to aid in warding off invasive species, which, if introduced into Lake Raponda’s waters, could threaten the recreational mainstay. Throughout the summer, the program will station trained greeters at the lake to educate boaters about the threats such organisms pose and how their introduction into the water can be prevented.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

Species that the greeters will be working to ward off include Eurasian watermilfoil, variable watermilfoil, water chestnut, curly-leaf pondweed, hydrilla, zebra mussels, Asian clams, and spiny water flea.

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