June 19, 2013: Learn how to control harmful terrestrial invasive plants – training sessions for landowners

Brendan Quirion, APIPP's Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator, instructs landowners in North Creek on how to identify and treat Japanese knotweed, one of the common terrestrial invasive plants discussed in the Invasive Plant Management Training for Landowners workshop. More than 80 people attended one of three sessions offered in the region in 2012. Three workshops will be offered again in 2013.

Brendan Quirion, APIPP’s Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator, instructs landowners in North Creek on how to identify and treat Japanese knotweed, one of the common terrestrial invasive plants discussed in the Invasive Plant Management Training for Landowners workshop. More than 80 people attended one of three sessions offered in the region in 2012. Three workshops will be offered again in 2013.

KEENE VALLEY, NY  The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is hosting three training sessions in terrestrial invasive plant management. Experts will provide instruction on how to manage troublesome invasive plants, such as Japanese knotweed and garlic mustard. Participants will learn how to identify common invasive terrestrial plants and how to apply effective management techniques on their own lands. The training will include presentations and in-field demonstrations. Landowners, landscapers, gardeners, resource managers and highway department staff are encouraged to attend.

Sessions are free and will be held on Tuesday, July 9th at the SUNY ESF Ranger School in Wanakena from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m., RSVP by July 2nd; Thursday, July 25th at the Bolton Town Hall in Bolton from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., RSVP by July 18th; and, Tuesday, August 13th at the North Elba Town Hall in Lake Placid from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., RSVP by August 6th. Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVP is requested to Billy Martin at 518-576-2082 x 120 or [email protected].  

More than 40 invasive plants are invading woods, wetlands and waters in the Adirondacks. Infestations affect both public and private lands, and landowners and land managers struggle with how to best manage invasive plants. Repeat treatments are often necessary to achieve successful control. Well-intentioned but sometimes misinformed management can do more harm than good. APIPP’s terrestrial invasive plant management training sessions will inform participants about appropriate and effective management techniques.

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program is a partnership program whose mission is to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of non-native invasive species. Find out more information about APIPP online at www.adkinvasives.com.