Hydrilla Study, Hudson River

Hydrilla (upload.wikimedia.org)

Hydrilla (upload.wikimedia.org)

     NY- State environmental officials awarded $50,000 award to Allied Biological for the study of the nuisance aquatic macrophyte Hydrilla in the Hudson River. Also known as water thyme, the invasive plant was recently discovered in the tidal portion of the Croton River and Bay (an area connected to the Hudson River). The invasive can have significant negative ecological, recreational and economic impacts, and acting Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Marc Gerstman says the project, which in its final form will include an assessment of Hydrilla distribution, is a first step to understanding the impacts of Hydrilla on the estuary. 

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