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Around the Watershed

Preparing for Winter Storms

The recent Nor’easter shows just how dev­as­tat­ing and dis­rup­tive high winds cou­pled with snow and ice can be. Even today, three days after the storm, thou­sands, includ­ing many in the water­shed are still with­out power. Presently, another Nor’easter is fore­cast to hit the region this Wednes­day. There are actions you can take today to be prepared […]

National Invasive Species Awareness Week — Water Chestnut

Wel­come to the final day of National Inva­sive Species Week! Thank you all for stick­ing with us. We hope you’ve learned a great deal and will con­tinue efforts in pre­serv­ing our native species! Last, but not least, we look at the aquatic inva­sive Water Chest­nut. Water Chest­nut is native to Eura­sia and Africa, intro­duced to […]

National Invasive Species Awareness Week — Didymo (Rock Snot)

Day 4 of National Inva­sive Species Aware­ness Week is ded­i­cated to Rock Snot! What is it? Didy­mos­pher­nia gem­i­nata a.k.a. Didymo a.k.a. Rock Snot, is an aquatic, inva­sive, micro­scopic diatoma­ceous algae that pro­duces high vol­umes of stalk mate­r­ial, which is why you may see thick mats on stream bot­toms. It is often brown, tan, or white, with the appearance […]

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