July 18, North Creek – 9:30am-12:30pm Join local experts as they share the benefits of gardening with native plants. This free event will be held at the Tannery Pond Community Center. Please RSVP by July 16th to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-576-2082 ext. 120. Walk-ins welcome. Supported by the Adirondack Garden Club, member Garden Club of America
New York State is celebrating its Second Annual Invasive Species Awareness Week
July 12 – 18, 2015!
Invasive species affect all New Yorkers - from hikers to highway personnel, from birders to boaters and from farmers to foresters.
The mission of the New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species to help stop their spread by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state and encouraging them to take action.
July 18, Inlet - Stop by the Arts in the Park festival in Inlet from 10am-5pm and visit the Adirondack Watershed Institute stewards booth to learn more about the program and how they help prevent the spread of invasive species. Sponsored by the Adirondack Watershed Institute
July 17, Old Forge - Visit the Adirondack Watershed Institute and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program’s booth at the Old Forge farmers market behind Old Forge Hardware from 1pm-5pm for a children’s craft and answers to all your invasive species questions. Sponsored by CAP-21
July 16, Tupper Lake – Join the Wild Center to explore the scenic Raquette River by canoe with a naturalist and learn about the invasive species moving into our Adirondack waterways. For more information, visit https://www.wildcenter.org/. Canoes can be reserved ahead of time at http://wildcenter.org/paddle or on the day of. Space is limited. Price: $25/boat for Wild Center members, $30/boat for non-members. Hosted by the Wild Center
July 16, Lake Placid - The Adirondack Mountain Club will be hosting an Aquatic Invasive Species monitoring training. This training will allow participants to take part in the ADK Backcountry Water Monitors program. The purpose of the Backcountry Water Monitoring Project is to engage active hikers and outdoor recreationists in monitoring the beautiful waters of New York’s Adirondack Backcountry for invasive species. The citizen scientists who join the project will be trained to identify the species that threaten the health of our Adirondack lakes, ponds, and streams, and will be given the opportunity to adopt a waterbody for an annual survey. The training consists of classroom education on invasive species and data management, as well as a field portion where participants will learn a backcountry survey protocol. Surveys will focus on the Lake Champlain Basin. To learn more or to RSVP follow this link. In order to take part in this training you MUST sign up here.
July 15, Paul Smith’s VIC - Stop by the Butterfly House at Paul Smith’s between 11am and 3pm (when the butterflies are most active) and learn how invasive species affect their populations. Hosts will also discuss the benefits of native plants for attracting these fliers to your garden. Hosted by the VIC
July 15, Saranac Lake - Enjoy a day trip to Middle Saranac Lake with the Adirondack Mountain Club’s advocacy and education staff. Starting at 9am, this is a moderate (half day) canoe trip and we will enjoy lunch on the lake side. After the paddle we will stop at a DEC operated boat washing station to get an overview of the new boat washing regulations in New York State. After dinner that evening we will have a fire-side lecture on Invasive Species that focuses on what they are and why they are such a threat to our environment. To learn more or to RSVP follow this link. In order to take part in this trip you MUST sign up here.
July 15, Keeseville – Stop by the farmers market next to Adirondack Hardware in Keeseville from 10am-2pm to learn more about invasive species in the region and what the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program is doing to help.
July 14, Saranac Lake – Join officials at the Second Pond boat launch at 11am to kick off the Adirondack AIS Spread Prevention Pilot Program’s implementation. A boat inspection and decontamination demonstration will be provided.
July 14, Elizabethtown – Join members of the Adirondack Council from 10am-11am at the Adirondack History Center Museum Garden in Elizabethtown for an educational trail walk highlighting local invasives. Afterwards, participants will gather at the Social Center to put their identification skills to use for a garlic mustard pull.