Patrick Leahy Lake Champlain Basin Program to Host Presentation on Invasive Species for Love the Lake Series

Grand Isle, VT – The Patrick Leahy Lake Champlain Basin Program will host University of Vermont Professor of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, Dr. Ellen Marsden, on Thursday, February 22nd to kick off the LCBP 2024 Love the Lake speaker series.

In her talk, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – A Perspective on Invasive Species, Dr. Marsden will address the question: when “bad” and “invasive” seem to go hand in hand, is there such a thing as a “good” invasive species? She will discuss changing perceptions of both native and invasive aquatic species, and how the history of farm crop insect pests has helped with managing aquatic pests. The discussion will range from invasive lake trout to native pests and emphasize why prevention of new invasives such as round goby is a critical goal for Lake Champlain.

This FREE public program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Champlain Basin Program Office, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, Vermont, located just north of the Grand Isle ferry entrance. Homemade desserts will be served. For further information, contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program at (802) 372-3213 or email Madeline Reilly at

Those that wish to join virtually can join with this Zoom link (pre-registration is required):

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