Awards & Recognition

APIPP NISAW AwardThe Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) has been honored to be the recipient of numerous local, state, and national awards recognizing the strength of our program, partnerships, collaboration, and innovation that continues to result in a real, lasting difference for the Adirondack region. Each award is a reflection of the commitment of APIPP’s partners to protect the region from invasive species.

  • 2016: The Mirror Lake Watershed Association Award, The MLWA
  • 2016: The James D. Corbett Award, The FUND For Lake George
  • 2013: Outstanding Achievement in Invasive Species LeadershipNational Invasive Species Awareness Week, National Invasive Species Council
  • 2011: Conservationist of the YearAdirondack Council
  • 2008: Environmental Quality AwardU.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
  • 2007: Environmental ExcellenceNYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • 2007: Watershed Stewardship AwardLake George Watershed Conference
  • 2004: Exemplary Ecosystem InitiativeU.S. Federal Highway Administration
  • 2004: Outstanding Adirondack ConservationistAdirondack Park Local Government Review Board
  • 2001: Environmental ExcellenceU.S. Federal Highway Administration

Pictured above: Former APIPP Director, Hilary Smith, accepts an award on behalf of the APIPP team for Achievement in Invasive Species Leadership, which was presented by Kevin King (left), NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, and Joe Martens (right), NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, on behalf of the National Invasive Species Council.