Water Chestnut plants found growing in Bemus
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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. — Its been confirmed that the invasive species Water Chestnut has been found growing in Chautauqua Lake. The announcement was made at a press conference Friday afternoon in Stow.
People have been calling the watershed hotlines reporting the location of the aquatic plants. A total of five full grown plants have been removed by watershed officials from the shoreline near the Bemus Creek area.
The county is also working with the state and federal agencies to eradicate the infestation before it gets out of control. There is an organized effort planned for Tuesday.
"I need everyone who is able and willing to help us to meet here at the Stow Park on Lake Chautauqua at 8 Tuesday morning to join in this effort," said Greg Edwards, (R), County executive.
Edwards also confirmed that water chestnut has been spotted growing in Dunkirk Harbor on Lake Erie. Officials will inspect that area on Monday.
Call one of the hotlines:
716-363-4499 or 716-753-4499 or 716-661-7499
Please leave your name, phone number and the specific location of the plants.