Add your photos to help us monitor aquatic invasive plants at this site! Located in Brown's Bog at the NYSDEC Edwards Ave canoe launch. This is a great area for recreational fishing and boating along the Peconic river in Calverton, NY. The river is home to many fish species (largemouth bass, yellow perch, pumpkinseeds, bluegill, etc.) The DEC is currently monitoring the aquatic invasive plant species in this area. Of major concern is the perennial plant, water primrose (Ludwigia peploides). These are the plants that you can see growing in large islands of green throughout this area. They grow bright yellow flowers with 5 petals. Another aggressive invasive plant at this site is European frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae). These plants look like little lily pads but instead of a pizza slice shaped breaks in the leaves, they are more rounded heart shapes. The NYSDEC is doing a small pilot study in this area to use an herbicide to control these invasive 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.