This Carnivorous Plant Invaded New York. That May Be Its Only Hope.

Michael Tessler, a biologist at the American Museum of Natural History, holding waterwheels, a carnivorous aquatic plant, in Big Pond near New York’s Catskill Mountains.

Photo Credit: Brittainy Newman/The New York Times

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EDITORIAL Take Control! Consider Otsego Lake Association

With so many areas of American life seemingly spinning out of control, there’s a contrary example in the Otsego Lake Association (OLA).

Its “100-percent volunteers,” according to Jim Howarth, co-president with David Sanford, are focused on a common mission: “Protecting the health, beauty and wellbeing” of the lake.

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Weeding out what bugs us

NARROWSBURG, NY — Invasive species of plants and insects are one of the impactful issues for both flora and fauna, as well as human health, environment and economies, according to John Thompson, who is the coordinator of the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) at the Catskill Center in Arkville.

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Catskill Center announces the availability of funding for invasive species control, education and citizen science programs

ARKVILLE — In an effort to stop the spread of invasive species that threaten our region’s ecosystem, raise awareness about invasive species and encourage the public to participate in the study of invasives, the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) is seeking projects to fund in 2018.

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