Invasive Species Awareness Week

ORDA.jpgNew York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW)

New York communities and organizations celebrate Invasive Species Awareness Week each year during the second week of July.

WHY  Invasive plants and animals threaten New York lakes, ponds, rivers, and forests, which are precious resources that underwrite the economy of many communities through recreation, tourism, forestry, and numerous other uses. 

WHAT    Learn about the issues surrounding invasive species (both plant and animal, aquatic and terrestrial) and about the importance of native biodiversity in New York by attending workshops, field trips, lectures, and invasive plant control work days. 

WHO    Thousands of citizens of all ages across New York.

WHERE  Nature centers, natural areas, lakes, rivers, agricultural lands, parks, campgrounds, institutions of higher learning, natural history museums…

HOW    Plan an activity for adults or youth. Attend a lecture. Visit a display. Lend a hand during an invasive species control project. Be involved.

STAY TUNED FOR 2016’S ISAW ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

FOR THE FULL NY LINE-UP, CHECK OUT WWW.NYIS.INFO/BLOG/EVENTS

Great thanks to all of the 2015 participating organizations!