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APIPP Events Calendar

Oct
6
Sun
Fall Leaf Peeping and Invasive Plant ID Workshop @ The Nature Conservancy Office Adirondack Chapter
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fall Leaf Peeping and Invasive Plant ID Workshop @ The Nature Conservancy Office Adirondack Chapter

Come enjoy the fall colors while learning invasive plant identification hosted by APIPP and Essex County Soil and Water District! A brief overview of terrestrial invasive species will be presented at the Keene Valley Nature Conservancy office, with fall-themed refreshments served. Afterward, join us on a walk to the Rooster Comb trailhead parking area, where we will learn to identify plants in the woods. See you there!

This is a free event, but registration is preferred. Please use the link below, or email Julie Fogden at [email protected] – thank you!

Event Registration Link

Nov
18
Mon
Forest Health Walk and Workshop @ Noblewood Park Lodge
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Forest Health Walk and Workshop @ Noblewood Park Lodge
Come join the APIPP and Essex County Soil & Water Conservation District on a fall forest walk. The event will be held at Noblewood Park in Willsboro. We will look at aspects of tree health, ranging from native versus invasive insect damage, fungi decay, and recognizing environmental damage.
Part 1 will take place inside the lodge where we will discuss basic identification skills over hot tea/coffee/cider. Part 2 will take place outside in the woods around the lodge, with examples of insects and tree diseases. Participants should wear warm clothes and sturdy footwear.
This event will be held rain or shine, and is free and open to the public. If you would like to join us, we ask you to please register by emailing Julie Fogden at [email protected] or calling (518) 576-2082.
Feb
13
Thu
APIPP Partner Gathering @ The Nature Conservancy
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
APIPP Partner Gathering @ The Nature Conservancy

The APIPP staff cordially invite you to a partner gathering on Thursday, February 6, from 2:00 – 4:00pm.

This is a great opportunity to kick off the year by meeting our new program manager, Tammara Van Ryn, and connecting with friends old and new.

It is also a chance for us to share highlights of the summer 2019 field season and to get your feedback on our 2020 work plan.

Meeting Agenda:
• Welcome and Introductions
• 2019 Season Highlights
• 2020 Work Plan Feedback
• Partner Discussion Topics

Please RSVP by clicking on this link. If we know you plan to attend, we can contact you if we need to change plans because of bad weather!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8RT6W87

If you can’t make the February event, don’t worry. We will hold our full partners meeting in April.

Feb
25
Tue
Preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer @ St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer @ St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle that feeds on and kills all species of ash trees and is now known to be in our area. If you have ash trees in your yard or throughout your woodlot and would like to know how to prepare for and manage the impacts posed by EAB, join speakers Aaron Barrigar (St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District Forester and ISA Certified Arborist) and John Payton (National Grid Senior Supervising Distribution Forester) as they discuss this topic.

The workshop will cover how to decide whether to treat or remove your ash tree(s), what to look for when hiring an arborist, managing your woodlot after EAB, and the danger and liability infested ash trees present. This event is free to attend, open to the public and will be held at two separate locations for your convenience.

RSVP: For more information or to register for the workshop please contact Kristin Ballou, Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District Forester at (518) 651- 2097

Presented by the St. Lawrence and Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, National Grid and in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension, St. Lawrence County EAB Taskforce, and Franklin County EAB Taskforce.

Mar
4
Wed
Preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer @ Malone Fire Station
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer @ Malone Fire Station

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle that feeds on and kills all species of ash trees and is now known to be in our area. If you have ash trees in your yard or throughout your woodlot and would like to know how to prepare for and manage the impacts posed by EAB, join speakers Aaron Barrigar (St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District Forester and ISA Certified Arborist) and John Payton (National Grid Senior Supervising Distribution Forester) as they discuss this topic.

The workshop will cover how to decide whether to treat or remove your ash tree(s), what to look for when hiring an arborist, managing your woodlot after EAB, and the danger and liability infested ash trees present. This event is free to attend, open to the public and will be held at two separate locations for your convenience.

RSVP: For more information or to register for the workshop please contact Kristin Ballou, Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District Forester at (518) 651- 2097

Presented by the St. Lawrence and Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, National Grid and in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension, St. Lawrence County EAB Taskforce, and Franklin County EAB Taskforce.

Apr
3
Fri
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: https://tnc.zoom.us/j/853867244.

 

Tammara Van Ryn

Apr
22
Wed
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
https://tnc.zoom.us/j/161832789

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

Meeting ID: 161 832 789

Agenda

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.