Kudos to the Explorer and writer Mary Thill for covering the Champlain Canal as not only an aquatic invasive-species pathway but also as an opportunity for prevention [“Invasion by water,” September/October]. The issue of canals and invasive species is a timely topic as seen in the Asian carp threat to the Great Lakes, but it’s also very relevant to our work in New York. The partnership among the Lake Champlain Basin Program, the Canal Corporation, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and others is the type of multi-interest discussion that is necessary for invasive-species management.
Hilary Smith, Keene Valley
Smith is director of the Adirondack Park
Invasive Plant Program