This year, Teatown entered into a new partnership with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to help combat the spread of aquatic invasive plants in the Hudson Valley.
With support from the Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), Lindsay Yoder, our Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, will travel to boat launches throughout the region to educate and reduce the impact of this fast-emerging ecological threat, as well as provide educational opportunities for the public.
In addition to being the new Aquatic Programs Coordinator, I am also currently earning my degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences with a focus in aquatic ecosystem management. I have been immersed in the world of aquatic invasive species for a year and a half and continue to learn something new every day. Did you know that there’s an invasive fish called the Northern Snakehead with ferocious teeth that can survive on land for up to four days? Now you do, but I bet you wish you didn’t!