Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sen. Hutchison Praises Caddo Lake Giant Salvinia Work

Last week we had the privilege of U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison visiting Caddo Lake and touring the Center for Invasive Species Eradication’s salvinia weevil-rearing facility located at the wildlife refuge.

Following the tour, Hutchison spoke to a group gathered at the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge about the threat that invasive species such as the giant salvinia pose to the refuge and to Texas lakes.

“While Caddo Lake is home to hundreds of animal, fish and plant species, invasive species threaten this magnificent resource,” said Hutchison. “We are proud to work with the Caddo Lake Institute and Texas A&M University on creating a center of excellence focused on eradicating invasive species.”

You can read the full AgriLife TODAY story for more information. Visit our Facebook page for more photos of the day's events.

Sen. Hutchison also applauded the Caddo Lake Giant Salvinia Eradication Project in her weekly column in the Mineola Monitor, noting that "this promising research will help restore Caddo's habitats and protect this unique natural treasure." Read the full Mineola Monitor article for more information.

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