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APIPP Events Calendar

Mar
29
Fri
Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management @ St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center
Mar 29 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm
Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management @ St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center

Join partners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, the New York State Hemlock Initiative, and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for this informative forest pest workshop. See below for more details:

 

Pre-registration required; REGISTER ONLINE HERE or please call (315) 379-9192. For information, email [email protected]

ISA CEU Credits: Arborist—5; Municipal—5; BCMS Science—2.5; BCMA Practice—2.5

NYLT CEU Credit: 1

NYSDEC Pesticide Credits: 4.5 in Categories 2, 3a, 9, 10, & 25; 1 in Categories 1a & 22. 

SAF Credits: Pending

Agenda

8:15-8:45 Registration

8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introduction

9:00-9:45 Asian Spotted Lanternfly: An invasive planthopper which poses a real threat to hardwoods, notably maples. In 2018, seven SLF adults were confirmed in five Upstate NY counties. Learn to ID all life stages, egg masses, & host species.

9:45-10:30 Asian Earthworms: 3 species in 2 genera known. They deplete forest soils, inhibit regeneration, increase erosion, & disrupt native plant communities. Learn signs, symptoms, sample methods, & ways to slow the spread.

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Oak Wilt: Kelsey McLaughlin and Robert Cole of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present on oak wilt; its history, spread, case studies, and potential mitigation measures.

11:45-12:15 Lunch: Provided.

12:15-1:15 Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Charlotte Malmborg of the New York State Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources will present on the history of the HWA, its biology, spread, and options for monitoring and control, as well as updates on biocontrol rearing and deployment at Cornell’s Whitmore Lab.

1:15-3:30 Scouting: We will caravan to a site 15 minutes away. Please dress for the weather. Participants will scout for HWA in hemlock stands using a variety of sampling methods.

3:30 Questions, Discussion, NYSDEC Pesticide Certificates, Wrap-up

Presenters:

Charlotte Malmborg, NYS Hemlock Initiative, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources
Kelsey McLaughlin, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Lands and Forest, Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County

Jun
25
Tue
Eastern Ontario Oak Wilt Workshop @ Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Eastern Ontario Oak Wilt Workshop @ Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

Join the Invasive Species Centre in discussing the potential threat of oak wilt entering Canada. Expert speakers will be in attendance to discuss their expertise with this invasive pathogen.

For more information, visit the event webpage.

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 Species Identification and Monitoring Techniques Training will teach participants how to identify APIPP’s target and watch aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil, hydrilla, and spiny waterflea, 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 Species Identification and Monitoring Techniques Training will teach participants how to identify APIPP’s target and watch aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil, hydrilla, and spiny waterflea, 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 the Adirondacks 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 control 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 recommended.
  • 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 can 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
11
Thu
ADK Backcountry Water Monitors Training – Heart Lake Program Center @ Heart Lake Program Center
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
ADK Backcountry Water Monitors Training - Heart Lake Program Center @ Heart Lake Program Center

Monitor Lakes and Ponds in the Adirondack Backcountry for Invasive Species

The citizen scientists who join this project offered through the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) will be trained to identify Aquatic Invasive Species that threaten the health of our Adirondack lakes and ponds. Participants will also have the opportunity to adopt a backcountry waterbody to survey. This workshop, co-hosted by ADK and APIPP, consist of classroom education on invasive species identification and data management, followed by a field portion on the water where participants learn and practice survey protocol. Surveys will focus on the Lake Champlain Basin.

Data collected by volunteers will aid APIPP in mapping the spread of harmful invasive species throughout the Adirondack Park, as well as identifying new introductions early on to initiate rapid response.

To register, visit the event website.