Sniffing Out Invasive Species

Conference receives grant for dog team

The state’s Environmental Protection Fund on June 14 announced $2.8 million in grants for 42 projects aiming to reduce the effects of invasive plant and animal species.

Most of the grant money will be used for statewide projects such as boat inspections to intercept invasive species on hulls, but the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference received $100,000 for an early detection and rapid response detection dog team in the lower Hudson Valley; the Research Foundation of CUNY got $100,000 to map invasive trees, insects and pathogens in the lower Hudson and New York City; and Orange County Parks and Recreation was awarded $20,000 to combat invasive plants at Algonquin Park in Newburgh.

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