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APIPP Events Calendar

Jun
25
Tue
Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification and Survey Training – Bolton Landing @ Darrin Freshwater Institute
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification and Survey Training - Bolton Landing @ Darrin Freshwater Institute

This Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification and Monitoring Techniques Training will teach participants how to identify submerged and floating invasive plants such as Eurasian watermilfoil, water chestnut and hydrilla, as well as how to perform simple surveys to detect their presence in a waterbody. Detecting infestations early can lead to removal when the likelihood of successful eradication is highest. To-date, over 800 citizens have volunteered to survey 410 Adirondack waterbodies. Their participation each year has established baseline distribution information for the region which helps guide APIPP’s prevention and management efforts.

For more information or to register, please contact APIPP’s Aquatic Project Coordinator, Erin Vennie-Vollrath (518-576-2082, [email protected])

Jun
27
Thu
Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification and Survey Training – Lake Placid @ Mirror Lake Beach House
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification and Survey Training - Lake Placid @ Mirror Lake Beach House

This Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification and Monitoring Techniques Training will teach participants how to identify submerged and floating invasive plants such as Eurasian watermilfoil, water chestnut and hydrilla, as well as how to perform simple surveys to detect their presence in a waterbody. Detecting infestations early can lead to removal when the likelihood of successful eradication is highest. To-date, over 800 citizens have volunteered to survey 410 Adirondack waterbodies. Their participation each year has established baseline distribution information for the region which helps guide APIPP’s prevention and management efforts.

For more information or to register, please contact APIPP’s Aquatic Project Coordinator, Erin Vennie-Vollrath (518-576-2082, [email protected])

Jul
9
Tue
Weed Wrangle at The Nature Conservancy’s Boquet River Nature Preserve @ Boquet River Nature Preserve
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate Invasive Species Awareness Week by attending New York’s first Weed Wrangle, held at The Nature Conservancy’s Boquet River Nature Preserve. Hosted by the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program and Adirondack Garden Club, volunteers will learn how to identify and participate in the control of common terrestrial invasive plants such as bush honeysuckle and Japanese barberry. Volunteers should arrive by 9:30 am for event orientation and training.

Participants are encouraged to bring the following:

  • Sturdy, closed-toe footwear.
  • Clothing appropriate for working in the field. Long sleeves and long pants are highly recommended. You will get dirty!
  • Work gloves (some will be available at the site).
  • Drinking water and snacks. Water and some light refreshments will be provided.
  • Insect repellant – ticks are present on the property.
  • You are welcome to bring any handheld tools, such as clippers, shovels, etc., as long as they are not engine powered (no chainsaws). Tools will also be provided at the site.

For more information, please contact APIPP’s Terrestrial Project Coordinator.

Following the event, participants are welcome to relax and connect with nature on the preserve. The Boquet River Nature Preserve includes 110 acres of floodplain and upland forest, and more than a half-mile of shoreline on the lower Boquet River. Hiking, fishing, bird-watching, and photography are all popular activities on the property.

To register for this event, please complete this form.

Jul
10
Wed
Terrestrial Invasive Plant Identification and Survey Training @ Point Au Roche State Park
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Terrestrial Invasive Plant Identification and Survey Training @ Point Au Roche State Park

Do you like to hike, camp, or spend time outdoors? Help APIPP better understand the distribution of terrestrial invasive species in backcountry areas of the Adirondacks. This half-day training provides participants with an introduction to the biology and identification of common terrestrial invasive plants affecting the Adirondack region. Attendees will learn about New York’s iMapInvasives database and how to report occurrences of invasive species using the iMapInvasives mobile app.

This training will be held rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for an afternoon in the field. Sturdy footwear is recommended.

To register, please complete this form or contact APIPP’s Terrestrial Project Coordinator.

Training Agenda
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Gather and Coffee
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Invasive Species Identification Training
11:00 AM – 11:45 PM iMapInvasives Mobile App Training
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Interactive Quiz
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch (bring your own)
12:30 PM – 12:45 PM Survey Protocol
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM Gather in Field
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM iMap Mobile Field Demo

Registration Link: Click here.

Jul
18
Thu
Terrestrial Invasive Plant Identification and Management Training @ Horicon Town Hall
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This in-depth training will expose participants to all aspects of terrestrial invasive plant identification and management. Attendees will learn how to identify priority terrestrial invasive plants in the Adirondack region and the best techniques to responsibly manage them while protecting environmental quality and desirable species.

 

 

Registration Link: Click Here.

Continuing education credits are pending for:

  • NYSDEC Certified Pesticide Applicators
  • Certified Nursery and Landscape Professionals
  • Society of American Foresters
  • New York State Logger Training

Training topics will include:

  • Introduction to Invasive Species
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Tools in the Invasive Species Mangement Toolbox
  • Safe Herbicide Mixing, Handling, and Application
  • Invasive Weed Identification & Management Part 1: Present Threats
  • Invasive Weed Identification Part 2: Future Threats

This is a free training, but registration is required and can be completed here. For more information, contact APIPP’s Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator, Zachary Simek.