Building on the success of last year’s statewide Invasive Species Awareness Week, thirteen representatives from various organizations across the state have formed a planning committee to organize this year’s public awareness and outreach efforts. During last year’s ISAW over 118 individual events were held across the Empire State to emphasize the need for invasive species prevention and management. Coordinated through the New York State Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) volunteers are seeking another New York State Proclamation declaring the week of July 12 through 18 as 2015 New York Invasive Species Awareness Week. The committee will also work with PRISMs (Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management) and other partner agencies and organizations across the state to promote a variety of activities and citizen science events designed to bring awareness to the subject matter. Stay tuned for details….
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.
Second Annual NY INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK
July 12 – 18, 2015
The second annual NY Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW 2015) will provide opportunities for all citizens of New York to participate in invasive species awareness events around the state. Organizations, agencies, and groups from across New York are teaming up to make New York’s first Invasive Species Awareness Week a success. Everyone is encouraged to attend and learn more about invasive species. During ISAW, you can volunteer to help remove invasive species, get out on the trails or on the water to see invasive species firsthand, attend presentations to learn more about what you can to do help fight these threats, and much more.
Please use the menu bar at the top of this page to learn more about invasive species and to find out how you can participate in New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week.
And watch this page for future details!!