Recent Projects

Croton River Hydrilla Control Project, Wetschester County

Little Bear Environmental currently manages the Croton River Hydrilla Control Project for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Project partners include the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, SOLitude Lake Management, and SePRO Corporation. Herbicide treatment has decreased hydrilla by more than 99% in the Croton River since 2017.

NEAPMS Plant Camp

Nicole was an instructor for the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society’s first Plant Camp! Plant Camp was held at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center in Cold Spring, NY in Sept 2022. Little Bear Environmental developed a video of some highlights.

Peconic River Ludwigia peploides Control Project, Suffolk County

Little Bear worked on the team to develop NYSDEC’s 5-Year Peconic River Ludwigia peploides Management Plan. A pilot combination herbicide treatment took place in 2021, followed by full-scale treatment of the aquatic invasive plants floating-primrose willow (Ludwigia peploides) and European frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae). Project partners include SOLitude Lake Mangement (2021), The Pond and Lake Connection (2022-2024), and Adirondack Reserach (2022-2026).

Organisms in Trade Virtual Symposium

Long Island-Metro Aquatic Organisms in Trade: Focus on Behavior Change
Virtual Symposium
March 15&16, 2020
NYSDEC hosted a virtual symposium focusing on the role aquatic gardening, aquaria, and live markets in invasive species introductions and how to promote behavior change in these target audiences.