Media Kit

Thank you for your interest in invasive species and New York’s third annual invasive species awareness week!

Please click here for an ISAW 2016 fact sheet.

Media contacts:

NY Invasive Species Council, Co-Chairs:

NY Invasive Species Advisory Committee, Chair:

  • Meredith Taylor, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, Invasive Species Biologist,, (845) 340-7856.

2016 ISAW Planning Committee Chair

Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), Coordinators:

Download the PRISM fact sheet for coordinator contact information. 

Groups across the state are taking action to protect New York’s lands and waters from invasive species. Please feel free to use the photos below. [Click image for larger version]



Participants from the Weed Workshop at Cornell University learn to detect the invasive weeds of the area. Photo provided by Hilary Mosher.






Kids learn about forest pests at a Beetle Busters craft workshop. Photo provided by Molly Marquand.






Student Conservation Association intern Theresa Murphy installs a yellow pan trap to collect insects during an emerald ash borer biological control field work with USDA APHIS and Ag and Markets. Photo provided by Molly Marquand.





New York City Parks Department employees sift out plants of the invasive Asiatic sand sedge during a control effort on a beach in the Rockaways Queens. Photo provided by Steve Young.






Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program staff respond swiftly to reports of giant hogweed, a noxious invasive plant that can burn and blind humans. Photo provided by Hilary Smith.





Volunteers are critical to help keep watchful eyes for aquatic invasive species in NY’s waterways. Photo provided by Hilary Smith.