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STOP HYDRILLA! “Ask the Expert” Event

STOP HYDRILLA! “Ask the Expert” Event

On Thursday, June 6th, 2013 from 10am to 12pm, James Balyszak, Hydrilla Program Manager and Member of the Cayuga Lake Hydrilla Task Force and Outreach Group will be available to answer questions submitted about Hydrilla verticillata via Twitter or email. Submit questions and watch live as answers are posted on Twitter via @NYInvasiveSpp or @StopHydrilla. […]

By May 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program & Partners Take Their AIS Show On-The-Road: DEC Campground Operations Staff Training

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program & Partners Take Their AIS Show On-The-Road: DEC Campground Operations Staff Training

Throughout the last month, APIPP’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coordinator, Meghan Johnstone, hit the road with Eric Holmlund, director of the Paul Smith’s College Watershed Stewardship Program and Meg Modley of the Lake Champlain Basin Program to conduct three trainings for the Department of Environmental Conservation’s campground operations staff. Trainings focused on invasive species identification, […]

By May 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Schumer Launches Plan for First-ever Rapid Response Grant Program to Combat Aquatic Invasive Species Before They Spread

Schumer Launches Plan for First-ever Rapid Response Grant Program to Combat Aquatic Invasive Species Before They Spread

Great news for New York State and beyond!To view the original article, click here: http://www.schumer.senate.gov/Newsroom/record.cfm?id=342673 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2013 SCHUMER LAUNCHES PLAN FOR FIRST-EVER RAPID RESPONSE GRANT PROGRAM TO COMBAT AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES BEFORE THEY SPREAD – UNWELCOME PLANTS & ANIMALS ARE WREAKING HAVOC ON UPSTATE WATERWAYS, RECREATION, BOATING & TOURISM No Rapid Response […]

By May 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Lake George Park Commission Approves Draft Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Plan

Lake George Park Commission Approves Draft Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Plan

Exciting initiatives in Lake George – please see the press release below. The public is encouraged to review the document and attend a public hearing on May 21st to share thoughts and suggestions. April 23, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:         Dave Wick, Executive Director                         518-668-9347                         [email protected] Lake George Park Commission Approves Draft […]

By May 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
It’s Not All Doom and Gloom – ALB Eradication Success Stories!

It’s Not All Doom and Gloom – ALB Eradication Success Stories!

Just a reminder, it’s not all doom and gloom in the invasive species world!Take a look at these Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) eradication success stories: New Jersey Eradication Efforts a Success! http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/nyregion/new-jersey-eradicates-asian-long-horned-beetles-after-11-year-fight.html?_r=1& ALB Eradicated from Canada! http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/news-releases/2013-04-05/eng/1365168144940/1365168154936 With thanks to Tom Colarusso for forwarding!

By April 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
USDA Dedicates April to Increasing Awareness on How to Stop Invasive Pests from Spreading

USDA Dedicates April to Increasing Awareness on How to Stop Invasive Pests from Spreading

To view the original article: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/2013/04/pest_awareness_month.shtml Contact:Greg Rosenthal, (301) [email protected] Bond, (301) [email protected] USDA Dedicates April to Increasing Awareness on How to Stop Invasive Pests from Spreading WASHINGTON, APRIL 02, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today proclaimed April as “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month.” […]

By April 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Receives National Recognition for Invasive Species Work

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Receives National Recognition for Invasive Species Work

This recognition is a testament to the power of partnerships and collaboration. You help turn ideas into action – thank you for all that you do! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 19, 2013 CONTACT:TNC:  Connie Prickett, 518.576.2082 ext. 162DEC:  Lisa King, 518.402.8000DOT:  Jennifer Post, 518.457.6400APA:  Keith McKeever, 518.891.4050 ADIRONDACK PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR INVASIVE […]

By March 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
"Ask The Expert", Mark Whitmore Q&A for emerald ash borer/hemlock woolly adelgid

"Ask The Expert", Mark Whitmore Q&A for emerald ash borer/hemlock woolly adelgid

Hemlock woolly adelgid On March 20th, Mark Whitmore, a Cornell Forest Entomologist, will be available on Twitter to answer your emerald ash borer and hemlock woolly adelgid questions from 10am-noon.  See the informational flyer for more information about how to participate. What types of questions can be submitted via Twitter? Questions about Emerald Ash Borer […]

By March 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Guam snakes being fought with poisoned mice parachuted in from helicopters

Guam snakes being fought with poisoned mice parachuted in from helicopters

Wow, certainly a very innovative way to deal with an invasive species!To see the original article, go to: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/09/guam-snakes-poison-mice-parachute_n_1503615.html Guam Snakes Being Fought With Poisoned Mice Parachuted In From Helicopters The Huffington Post  |  By David Freeman Posted: 05/09/2012 3:07 pm Updated: 05/13/2012 9:42 am Brown tree snakes in Guam have wildlife officials there seeing red. That’s why the […]

By March 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Invasive Species the U.S. Gave the World, Including Lobsters, Raccoons and Bullfrogs

Invasive Species the U.S. Gave the World, Including Lobsters, Raccoons and Bullfrogs

Huffington Post, Paige Brettingen January 31st, 2013: Undoubtedly, the United States exports some of the world’s most in-demand products—aircraft and medical equipment, to name just two. But not everything that leaves American shores is a wanted commodity, especially when it has jumped—or crawled—ship. Here’s a look at the underbelly of exports: eight American critters that […]

By February 7, 2013 0 Comments Read More →