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HWA Training Webinar @ Zoom Webinar
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


HWA Training Now a Webinar on April 3

April 3, 2020 – Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Training Webinar11:00am

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) training planned for Adirondack Loj on March 29 will go virtual on April 3. While we can’t replicate the wonderful setting at the Loj, we can promise a great webinar program with Charlotte Malmborg from the New York State Hemlock Initiative! Charlotte will cover the importance of hemlock trees in the Adirondack forest, how to identify HWA in the field, what you should do if you think you have spotted HWA, and the latest HWA news. To register please click here. Join the webinar at:


Tammara Van Ryn

APIPP Spring Partner Meeting @ Zoom Video Conference
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Terrestrial Invasive Species ID and Survey Training @ Online via Zoom
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Terrestrial Invasive Species ID and Survey Training @ Online via Zoom

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 two-hour virtual training provides participants with an introduction to the biology and identification of common terrestrial invasive species 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.

To register for this event, please complete this form.

For more information about the training, please contact APIPP’s Conservation and GIS Analyst, Zachary Simek ([email protected]).

Aquatic Invasive Species Identification and Survey Training @ Online via Zoom
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aquatic Invasive Species Identification and Survey Training @ Online via Zoom

This Aquatic Invasive Species Identification and Survey 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 over 420 Adirondack waterbodies. Their participation each year has established baseline distribution information for the region which helps guide APIPP’s prevention and management efforts.

To register, fill out this online form –