Before next week’s meeting at Satterwhite Point, we thought it would be good to bring our members and readers up to date with more information about hydrilla.
One group of experts on hydrilla at the US Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC lab at Vicksburg, MS informed KLPW that hydrilla comes in many different forms or types. Combatants that work further south won’t work as well as in NC and VA. Microbials have not yet been developed to the point of being successful as an eradication program.
Back to the basics. In the next short while, KLPW is going to provide you some insight from more local expert perspectives from NCSU and Cooperative Extension.
For the immediate, here is a link to more information about hydrilla and hydrilla in Kerr Lake.
There will be more information coming. All of this info should be of more help in your understanding of hydrilla and especially helpful if you are attending the THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 HYDRILLA UPDATE MEETING.
Here’s a handy tell all poster pdf about next Thursday’s public meeting
about hydrilla and Kerr Lake.
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(Henderson, NC) An update on the effects of Hydrilla has been announced by Paul McKenzie
Agricultural Extension Agent, Vance/Warren Counties with NC Cooperative Extension. (NOT FAMILIAR WITH HYDRILLA? SEE RECENT KLPW PHOTOS BELOW)McKenzie, who has organized and led some preliminary meetings and in-water surveys wants interested people on and around Kerr Lake to make plans to attend an informational meeting about the aquatic weed Hydrilla, which has become established over scores of acres in John H. Kerr/Bugg Island Reservoir.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 PM at the Glass House in Satterwhite Point State Recreation Area. According to McKenzie, representatives of several agencies will be on-hand, including:
- NCSU Aquatic Weed program (basic biology of hydrilla and management options)
- US Army Corps of Engineers (allowed procedures for hydrilla treatments)
- NC Cooperative Extension, Vance County (summary of the Oct. 2010 “on-the-water” survey)
- NC State Parks (impacts on Recreation Areas)
There will be a discussion about options for a more comprehensive approach to hydrilla management, as well as the potential for a more thorough survey of the lake. Tthere will be plenty of time to answer public questions. Local professional applicators will be on hand to share their knowledge and contact information.
McKenzie acknowledged the following agencies that are currently involved with addressing the Hydrilla situation in Kerr Lake.
- Kerr Buggs Island Safety Council
- US Coast Guard Auxiliary
- NC State Parks, Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
- US Army Corps of Engineers
- NCSU Aquatic Weed program
- NC DENR Aquatic Weed Control Program
If you would like to contact McKenzie directly about Hydrilla his information is shown below. KLPW
Agricultural Extension Agent, Vance/Warren Counties
Field Crops (Warren only), Forestry, Horticulture
NC Cooperative Extension
NCSU College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
305 Young St., Henderson, NC 27536
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252.438.8188 (Vance) 252.257.3640 (Warren)
HYDRILLA PHOTOS – LATE JULY, 2011 – PHOTOS WERE TAKEN IN AND AROUND SHORES OF KERR LAKE
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HERE’S A LIST OF PARKS THAT ARE CURRENTLY INCLUDED IN KERR LAKE PARK WATCH
US Army Corp of Engineers
North Bend Park
Palmer Point Park
Rudd’s Creek Campground
Island Creek Park
Ivy Hill Park
Grassy Creek Park
Virginia State Parks
Occoneechee State Park
Staunton River State Park
North Carolina State Recreation Areas
Kimball Point SRA
County Line SRA
Satterwhite Point SRA
Henderson Point SRA