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APIPP Spring Partner Meeting

April 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom Video Conference
Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

April 22 – Celebrate Earth Day with APIPP at our Virtual Partner Meeting

The Spring Partner Meeting is a great way to learn about what APIPP has planned for the summer season, how you can actively engage in invasive species work, and what others are doing around the region. Rob Williams will provide the feature presentation, “Biological Controls for Invasive Species.” For those who could not attend the February Partner Meeting, Zack Simek and Erin Vennie-Vollrath will reprise the great summary of APIPP’s 2019 research findings after the break. Please register for the meeting here.

We’d like to share what our partners have planned for the season; however, it is challenging to do multiple updates effectively on a conference call. To use your time well please email Tammara ([email protected]) a short program update in advance of the meeting or add it to the registration form. She will prepare a summary before the meeting.

APIPP Partner Meeting: April 22, 2020

9:30am – 12:00pm

To Join by Phone: 1-646-876-9923 (New York)

Meeting ID: 161 832 789


9:30       Welcome and Introductions

9:40       DEC 50th Anniversary and Update

9:50       APIPP 2020 Season Workplan and Partner Opportunities

10:30     Featured Speaker –  Rob Williams on “Biological Controls for Invasive Species”

11:15      Break

11:30     APIPP 2019 Research Findings (also presented at February 13, 2020 meeting)

Feature Presentation

Rob Williams will provide the feature presentation, “Biological Controls for Invasive Species.” The presentation will introduce how biologicals controls are tested and used effectively, discuss progress on controls for species such as water chestnut and knotweed, and share hands-on experience with using biological controls to manage swallowwort.

Rob is a freshwater biologist and has extensive experience in working with invasive species, water quality assessments, natural resource management and strategic planning. Rob is one of the co-founders of the Finger Lakes–Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance and co-founder of the Lake Ontario Coastal Initiative. Rob manages the Saint Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario (SLELO) PRISM. He plays an active role on the New York State Invasive Species Advisory Committee and The Nature Conservancy’s North American Invasive Species Advisory Committee.

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