US: officials launch invasive species educational effort

July 12, 2014 2:08 PM

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US: officials launch invasive species educational effort

Since 2011, the New York State Government has spent more than $30 million trying to combat invasive plant and animal species. This week, state officials urge the public to join in the fight.

Invasive species come in many forms. They can be the zebra mussels we’ve heard about in Lake George. Spiny waterfleas that compete with small fish for food and various plants that upset the ecological balance because they don’t occur here naturally.

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