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 to identify aquatic invasive species in this day long training. Participants learn how to identify aquatic invasive plants, such as Eurasian watermilfoil and curly-leaf pondweed, and aquatic invasive animals, such as zebra mussels and 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. For more information about this training, contact APIPP’s Aquatic Project Coordinator.

Check back in the Spring for training dates and locations!

APIPP’s Erin Vennie-Vollrath explains the survey data sheet used by volunteers in the lake monitoring program.