June 18, 2014: Invasive Plants Plague Landowners – Training set on how to control common invasive plants

Brendan Quirion, APIPP's Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator, instructs landowners in North Creek on how to identify and treat Japanese knotweed, one of the common terrestrial invasive plants discussed in the Invasive Plant Management Training for Landowners workshop. More than 80 people attended one of three sessions offered in the region in 2012. Three workshops will be offered again in 2013.

Brendan Quirion, APIPP’s Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator, instructs landowners in North Creek on how to identify and treat Japanese knotweed, one of the common terrestrial invasive plants discussed in the Invasive Plant Management Training for Landowners. 

KEENE VALLEY, NY  The growing season is underway and with it comes troublesome invasive plants. The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is hosting a free training session that provides landowners with instruction on how to control unwanted infestations of invading plants, such as Japanese knotweed and garlic mustard. Participants will learn how to identify common invasive terrestrial plants and how to apply effective management techniques on their own lands. The training will include presentations and in-field demonstrations. Landowners, landscapers, gardeners, resource managers and highway department staff are encouraged to attend.

The training is on Tuesday, July 1st at the Indian Lake Ski Hut in Indian Lake from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVP is requested by June 27th to Brendan Quirion at 518-576-2082 x 118 or [email protected].

More than 40 invasive plants are invading woods, wetlands and waters in the Adirondacks. Infestations affect both public and private lands, and landowners and land managers struggle with how to best manage invasive plants. Repeat treatments are often necessary to achieve successful control. Well-intentioned but sometimes misinformed management can do more harm than good. APIPP’s terrestrial invasive plant management training provides guidance on best techniques to set up control projects for success.

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program is a partnership program protecting the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of invasive species. Find out more information at APIPP’s new website www.adkinvasives.com.