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Stay tuned to Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program news and events:

APIPP Events Calendar

Jun
27
Tue
Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification and Survey Training – Blue Mtn. Lake @ Blue Mtn. Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification and Survey Training - Blue Mtn. Lake @ Blue Mtn. Lake Volunteer Fire Department | Indian Lake | New York | United States

This Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification and Monitoring Techniques Training will teach participants how to identify submerged and floating invasive plants such as Eurasian watermilfoil, water chestnut and hydrilla, as well as how to perform simple surveys to detect their presence in a waterbody. Detecting infestations early can lead to removal when the likelihood of successful eradication is highest. To-date, nearly 800 citizens have volunteered to survey over 350 Adirondack waterbodies. Their participation each year has established baseline distribution information for the region which helps guide APIPP’s prevention and management efforts.

For more information or to register, please contact APIPP’s Aquatic Project Coordinator, Erin Vennie-Vollrath (518-576-2082, [email protected])

Jun
28
Wed
NYS PRISM Monthly Call
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join this free call for the latest invasive species news around the state and a featured presentation.  Call schedule and details can be found here.

Jul
9
Sun
New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week @ Events will be held across NYS
Jul 9 @ 12:00 am – Jul 15 @ 11:59 pm
New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week @ Events will be held across NYS

Invasive species related events have been scheduled across New York State as part of Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW)! Be sure to check the event calendar to find events near you, so that you can become involved!

Making Waves Documentary Broadcast @ Mountain Lakes PBS
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Making Waves Documentary Broadcast @ Mountain Lakes PBS

The two-hour documentary, Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes, takes viewers below the surface of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem and into the middle of a complex war for survival.  For more than a century, non-native species of plants, fish, invertebrates and microscopic organisms have been silently invading the Great Lakes, leaving devastation in their wake.  These invasive species are transforming the ecosystem from top to bottom, pushing some native species to the brink of extinction, and costing the region hundreds of millions of dollars in control costs and lost revenue each year.   With more than 180 invasive species in the Great Lakes watershed, and new invasives on the radar, the future of the Great Lakes is at stake.  Narrated by Bill Kurtis, Making Waves traces the path of the invasion and joins researchers on the front lines as they combat invasives and work to restore native species, in an effort to prevent a biological takeover of the Great Lakes.

Tune in to watch Making Waves! The film will be aired on Mountain Lakes PBS on July 9th from 3-5.  Learn more about the Making Waves documentary here.

Jul
10
Mon
ADK Backcountry Water Monitors Training – Heart Lake Program Center @ Heart Lake Program Center
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
ADK Backcountry Water Monitors Training - Heart Lake Program Center @ Heart Lake Program Center | Lake Placid | New York | United States

Monitor Lakes and Ponds in the Adirondack Backcountry for Invasive Species

The citizen scientists who join the project will be trained to identify Aquatic Invasive Species that threaten the health of our Adirondack lakes and ponds. Participants will also have the opportunity to adopt a waterbody to survey. Workshops consist of classroom education on invasive species identification and data management, followed by a field portion on the water where participants learn and practice survey protocol. Surveys will focus on the Lake Champlain Basin.

Data collected by volunteers will aid APIPP in mapping the spread of harmful invasive species throughout the Adirondack Park, as well as identifying new introductions early on to initiate rapid response.

To register, visit the event website.

APIPP Booth at LaBastille Day @ The Adirondack Experience
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
APIPP Booth at LaBastille Day @ The Adirondack Experience | Indian Lake | New York | United States

The Adirondack Experience was given the gift of Anne LaBastille’s cabin several years ago and it will be on display to the public in their new exhibition, Life in the Adirondacks, starting July 1.  To celebrate the gift and Anne’s legacy we will be hosting a LaBastille Day on Monday, July 10.  Anne was a strong advocate for environmental science and education.  For LaBastille Day, regional organizations working in the environmental science and environmental education fields will talk informally to visitors about their organization and its mission and work. APIPP will be tabling during the event and this will be a great opportunity to learn about our work. Come see us at LaBastille Day!

Click here to learn more about LaBastille Day

Jul
11
Tue
Terrestrial invasive species session during Adirondack Common Ground Alliance annual meeting @ View Arts Center
Jul 11 all-day
Terrestrial invasive species session during Adirondack Common Ground Alliance annual meeting @ View Arts Center | Old Forge | New York | United States

The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance (CGA) is a diverse network of dedicated people who focus on addressing issues that affect the whole Adirondack Park: its communities, institutions, people and environment.  Stakeholder citizens come together to foster communication, seek collaborative solutions, set the stage for constructive action, develop shared vision and strategies and communicate with one voice. This year’s CGA annual meeting will feature a session on how towns and communities can better address terrestrial invasive species threats. APIPP’s manager, Brendan Quirion, and former Adirondack Park Agency Commissioner, Lani Ulrich, will be hosting the session. Click here to register for this year’s CGA meeting in Old Forge.