Connecticut River Hydrilla Project

Connecticut River Hydrilla Project

The Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species (NEANS) Panel coordinates an effort to monitor, remove, and manage hydrilla in the Connecticut River. Partners include

Connecticut River Conservancy
Connecticut Sea Grant
Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments
Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel



Research papers

  • Avian vacuolar myelinopathy linked to exotic aquatic plants and a novel cyanobacterial species. Environmental Toxicology 20:348-353. Wilde, S., T.M. Murphy, C.P. Hope, S.K. Habrun, J. Kempton, A. Birrenkott, F. Wiley, W.W. Bowerman, and A.J. Lewitus. 2005.
  • Environmental factors influencing blooms of a neurotoxic Stigonematalan cyanobacterium responsible for avian vacuolar myelinopathy. Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Program, Vicksburg, MS.Wilde, S.B., R.S. Haynie, J.A. Herrin, M.W. Hook, J. Kupfer, and M.D. Netherland. 2013.
  • Aetokthonos hydrillicola gen. et sp. nov.: Epiphytic cyanobacteria on invasive aquatic plants implicated in Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy. Phytotaxa 181(5):243-260. Wilde, S.B, J.R. Johansen, H.D. Wilde, P. Jiang, B.A. Bartelme, and R.S. Haynie. 2014.
  • NEANS Panel Monoecious Hydrilla A Review of the Literature 2013

Monitoring resources

Meeting summaries

  • Documents will be posted after meetings


Media coverage


How do I get involved?

Initiative Pilot Resources (archive)

Protecting the marine and freshwater resources of the Northeast from invasive aquatic nuisance species