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Don’t let HWA Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes!

Don’t let HWA Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes!

On June 6th, I joined Forest Entomologist, Dr. Mark Whitmore, along with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program’s (APIPP) Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator, Zachary Simek, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Ranger, Andrew Lewis, and DEC Forest Health Research Scientist, Jessica Cancelliere, on Great Sacandaga Lake to survey for hemlock woolly adelgid […]

By June 14, 2017 Read More →
Terrestrial Coordinator Blog:

Terrestrial Coordinator Blog:

Protecting Rare Species from Exotic Invaders By Zachary Simek This past summer I worked with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program’s (APIPP) Terrestrial Rapid Response Team and partners from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Department of Transportation (DOT), Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), and Adirondack Park Agency (APA) on a unique […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
Minerva Lake’s DASH for Eurasian Watermilfoil Control

Minerva Lake’s DASH for Eurasian Watermilfoil Control

What is Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting (DASH)? For the first time in the Adirondack Park’s history, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has approved the use of diver assisted suction harvesting (DASH) as a control method for Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM). A jurisdictional determination of approval was provided to Aqualogic Inc. (Aqualogic); a company based out of […]

By August 16, 2016 Read More →
2016 Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification & Survey Trainings A Success

2016 Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification & Survey Trainings A Success

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) successfully trained over 30 volunteer lake monitors during this summer’s Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification & Survey Trainings. Three trainings were offered during the month of June in Bolton Landing, Paul Smith’s and Old Forge. Attendees were trained in how to identify and survey for aquatic invasive plants which pose […]

By July 26, 2016 Read More →
Introducing Mitchell Jones, APIPP’s Invasive Species Seasonal Educator

Introducing Mitchell Jones, APIPP’s Invasive Species Seasonal Educator

With the summer recreation season fast approaching, collaborative efforts and partnerships to advance invasive species education, outreach and awareness are essential to keeping invasives out of our valued lands and waters. The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) relies upon its many partners and skillful team of staff to accomplish this. Each summer season, we […]

By June 13, 2016 Read More →
A Day on the Lake with Guy Middleton

A Day on the Lake with Guy Middleton

Recently, APIPP’s aquatic coordinator Erin Vennie-Vollrath and I had the opportunity to tag along with Guy Middleton, Lake Manager for the Upper Saranac Lake Foundation (USF) as he patrolled for aquatic invasive species (AIS) out on the lake. As Upper Saranac’s Lake Manager, Guy’s responsibilities focus on maintaining the lake’s water quality. The management of […]

By August 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Meet Stephen Slonosky, Adirondack Invasive Species Campground Manager

Meet Stephen Slonosky, Adirondack Invasive Species Campground Manager

Each year, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) partner together to hire, train, and supervise an Adirondack invasive species campground manager for the summer season. This year’s campground manager is Stephen Slonosky, a senior at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry […]

By August 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Terrestrial Response Team Back in Action this Summer

Terrestrial Response Team Back in Action this Summer

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) has contracted with Invasive Plant Control (IPC) Inc. again this summer to provide the services of a terrestrial response team. This team will allow APIPP to extend its reach in managing harmful terrestrial invasive plants across the region. The response team consists of a four member crew dedicated […]

By July 30, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Snapshots from Invasive Species Awareness Week 2015

Snapshots from Invasive Species Awareness Week 2015

The second annual statewide Invasive Species Awareness Week took place across New York July 12-18. The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) and its partners hosted 15 special events within the Park in honor of the week. Educational trainings, games, canoe trips, and more were all in the lineup as more than 150 participants came […]

By July 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Invasive Species Awareness Week Events To Occur Across the Adirondacks

Invasive Species Awareness Week Events To Occur Across the Adirondacks

Next week is New York State’s second annual  Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW), July 12th-18th! The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) and its partners have organized a lineup of invasive species related events to be held during ISAW for all ages and interests. Some of the week’s events include a gardening/landscaping with native plants workshop, […]

By July 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →