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Invasive Species in the Honeoye Lake Watershed

Invasive species are non-native species that can cause harm to the environment, the economy or to human health. Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to NY’s biodiversity. They cause/contribute to:

  • Habitat degradation and loss

  • Loss of native fish, wildlife and tree species

  • Loss of recreational opportunities and income

  • Crop damage and disease in humans and livestock

  • Property damage


Below is a Finger Lakes PRISM's free guide for identifying invasive species:

Drone image of the Honeoye Lake Inlet, taken by The Nature Conservancy
Cover of the "Help Protect Honeoye Lake From Invasive Species" guide
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation logo with New York State Logo
Logo for Finger Lakes PRISM
Clean, Drained and Dry message about inspecting your boat before leaving and before launching
Informational card about Honeoye Lake; Elevation: 803.5 feet, Area: 1,808 acres, Length: 4.5 miles, Max width: 0.8 miles, Max depth: 30 feet, Thermocline: unstable frequent summer mixing
Information on invasive species of concern for Honeoye Lake; current invasive that are present are Eurasian watermilfoil and curly-leaved pondweed; not present invasives of concern include hydrilla, round goby, starry stonewort, water chestnut, and qaugga mussels.
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