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Save the Adirondack Hemlocks You Love!

When:
September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2017-09-09T10:00:00-04:00
2017-09-09T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts
2736 NY-30
Gloversville, NY 12078
USA

This citizen science monitoring project asks you to watch for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) whenever and wherever you find hemlocks. You may also adopt your favorite section of trail, stream bank, lakeshore, or your backyard and survey it at least once each year. The September 9 workshop will have a morning classroom presentation followed by an afternoon field survey for hands-on identification training.

The Only Hope for our Adirondack Hemlocks is Your Help with Early Detection Through Monitoring. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is an aggressive, devastating invasive insect that kills a host tree in a few years (see photo left by Mark Whitmore, Cornell University). Our eastern hemlocks, which have little or no resistance to these infestations, have been hit hard by HWA in many areas south of the Adirondacks.There are significant hemlock communities at risk in the Adirondacks (see hemlock distribution map).

Please RSVP for this event, as the workshop is limited to 30 participants.

Workshop Participants Should Remember To:

  • Dress (and bring gear) to spend 2 hrs outside.
  • Bring a bag lunch and beverages.
  • Download iMapInvasives Mobile App before the event: http://www.nyimapinvasives.org/  (mobile app not required to attend event, but helpful)Hosted by the Foothills Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Co-hosted by Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources and NYS Hemlock Initiative, NYS Natural Heritage Program (iMapInvasives), NYS Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, Lake George Land Conservancy, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP).
  • RSVP here.

If you need more information contact: Cathy Pedler, Government Relations and Conservation (ADK), [email protected], 518-449-3870; or Zachary Simek, Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator (APIPP), [email protected] (518) 576-2082; or Brendan R. Quirion, Adirondack Invasive Species Program Manager (APIPP), [email protected], (518) 576-2082

 

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