Aquatic Trainings

Aquatic Invasive Species Identification and Survey Training

Want to help keep aquatic invasive species out of the Adirondacks? Learn how to look for and identify aquatic invasive species in your favorite Adirondack lake or pond by attending one of these day-long trainings. Participants will learn how to identify aquatic invasive plants, such as Eurasian watermilfoil, and aquatic invasive animals, such as spiny waterflea, as well as how to perform simple surveys to detect their presence in a lake. Data collected by volunteers is essential to protecting Adirondack waterways from harmful invaders. Detecting infestations early can lead to removal when the likelihood of successful eradication is highest and regional distribution information helps inform APIPP’s ongoing prevention and management efforts. For more information about this training, contact APIPP’s Aquatic Project Coordinator.

Our 2018 trainings are set for the following dates and locations. Register for a training by contacting our Aquatic Project Coordinator, Erin Vennie-Vollrath ([email protected], 518-576-2082):

  • June 19th (10am – 2pm) – Darrin Freshwater Institute in Bolton Landing, NY
  • June 21st (10am – 2pm) – Nick Stoner Inn in Caroga Lake, NY
  • June 26th (10am – 2pm) – Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, NY

Additional training opportunities are offered as requested by partners and stakeholders. Please check our events calendar or Facebook page for all upcoming events.