Hydrilla Invades Finger Lakes

05.28.13 | Bob Price

Environmental groups fear it could spread further. Hydrilla, which is native to Korea has been building up the east coast in recent years. Boaters can inadvertently spread Hydrilla if their boats and trailers are not properly cleaned. Aside from killing fish, it can block sunlight that kills other vegetation and can make recreational boating a difficult task. Senator Chuck Schumer and congressman tom reed have both called for nearly 400-thousand dollars in federal funding and resources to fight Hydrilla. It can be killed with a herbicide - but there are concerns about the cost. The cheapest way to fight it is for boaters to keep their boats clean.