May 27, 2021
Add your photos to help us monitor aquatic invasive species at this site! Pond located in the Massapequa Preserve in Nassau County. This is a good fishing location with sunfish, largemouth bass, carp, and is stocked every spring and fall with rainbow trout and brown trout. The NYSDEC manages the aquatic invasive plant species in this water body. Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) is a plant that has floating rosettes of leaves on the surface of the water. These are an annual plants that yearly produces nuts that have very sharp barbs on them that can litter the shoreline and be a nuisance to people and dogs . They once formed very dense mats over much of the water's surface. With the help of a harvester and now yearly hand pulls of the plant the NYSDEC and Nassau Co. Parks have been able to manage this species to much lower levels and with continued efforts we hope to eventually eradicate this species.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is a department of New York state government. The department guides and regulates the conservation, improvement, and protection of New York's natural resources; manages Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack and Catskill parks, state forest lands, and wildlife management areas; regulates sport fishing, hunting and trapping; and enforces the state's environmental laws and regulations.