Harvesting Starry Stonewort

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Harvesting starry stonewort.

The Keuka Watershed Improvement Cooperative (KWIC) hired Gary Leroux from CNY Aquatic Harvesting to remove starry stonewort from the Keuka Outlet to manage the invasive plant-like algae’s growth and spread. The material will be removed by Yates County, Penn Yan Village, and Jerusalem highway departments.  The Keuka Lake Association, Yates County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Cornell Cooperative Extension are partners providing KWIC with technical support for this project. 

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