May 28, 2021

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Wantagh Mill Pond

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Active since 2021
New York, US

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Add your photos to help us monitor aquatic invasive species at this site! Wantagh Mill Pond is located in Nassau Country, NY. This area can be used for fishing and is surrounded by walking paths. There are many species of native and invasive species plants in this area. The NYSDEC is using this site to monitor the growth of Water Chestnut (Trapa natans). This plant has floating rosettes of leaves on the surface of the water. These are an annual plant that yearly produces nuts that have very sharp barbs on them that can litter the shoreline and be a nuisance to people and dogs. Hand pull efforts are done every year at this location to help control the population of this invasive.


Coordinates: 40.6639753, -73.5187558