Know the Facts and Action Being Taken to Combat Connecticut River Hydrilla


The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New England District, and its Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, is leading a demonstration project to determine the effectiveness of herbicides registered for aquatic use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

This effort is being coordinated with stakeholders, universities and government agencies who are working together to safely reduce and control the spread of the Connecticut River hydrilla.  A public awareness campaign is ongoing to provide information on what Connecticut River (CT River) hydrilla is, where it is growing, plant characteristics, why it is a concern and what efforts are being taken to understand the life cycle and what is being done reduce and control the spread.

The campaign includes public stakeholder meetings, webinars and workshops, webpage development, documentary production, educational material development and public messaging to accurately report out information.

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