starry stonewort

April 22nd, Koronis/Greater Lake Sylvia Starry Stonewort Summit

Lake Koronis and Greater Lake Sylvia are both infested with starry stonewort, a new micro alga that can have profound negative impacts on both lake health and lake utility. They are holding this Summit, with Guest Speaker Dr. John Rogers, Clemson University, to provide other lake associations with the best information on starry stonewort, how to prevent it from entering a lake, how to identify it, and what might be done after the fact IF it becomes established.

Grants for starry stonewort research

A graduate student research grant on the biology, ecology, and management of starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) is being offered by the Aquatic Plant Management Society’s research and education initiative, in cooperation with the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation, Midwest APMS and the Northeast APMS. The RFP is also sponsored by Applied Biochemists, SePRO, and UPI.