The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded Clarkson University researchers a three-year grant worth $58,554 to determine an environmentally sustainable approach to controlling invasive watermilfoil with an ultimate aim to eradicate it from the Raquette River watershed. Eurasian watermilfoil and variable leaf watermilfoil are two plants with the ability to spread rapidly in waterways and choke out native aquatic plants. Click on the following paragraph to access the full story.
“Our project is interdisciplinary and involves both researchers and the public.” says lead investigator Assistant Professor of Mathematics Diana White. “There are a number of possible solutions to controlling this invasive species, which can reduce shorefront property value and degrade recreation in affected waters, but none will work alone.”