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Schedule of Events for Invasive Species Awareness Week, July 7-13

Daily (Signage, Region-wide) Keep an eye out for invasive species awareness messaging at various business and municipal roadside signs across the Adirondack region. Signs will include messages like, “Wash those waders! Save our Rivers!” See a sign with a message? Let us know where you saw it!
Email Summer Educator,
Billy Martin, [email protected], with the sign location.

Going to the movies in Old Forge or Indian Lake? Check out APIPP’s invasive species educational ad at
The Strand Theater and the Indian Lake Theater Community Screen and Stage!


Sunday, July 7, 2013

All day – Learn about invasive species in the Adirondacks online at www.adkinvasives.com and then take a walk and see if you spot any invasives! Report findings to APIPP at 518-576-2082
Monday, July 8, 2013

9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. (Invasive Plant Paddle, Fish Creek – Upper Saranac Lake) Join Guy Middleton, Upper Saranac Foundation Lake Manager, for a paddle up Fish Creek in an effort to increase awareness of invasive species and its potential negative impact on our lakes. We will take a short paddle from Fish Creek Campground upstream to view unmanaged milfoil beds and then visit the AIM divers at Fish Creek Pond to view the USLFs harvesting and management techniques. Meet at Fish Creek Campground 9:00 am. Group size is limited. RSVP required by contacting Guy Middleton at 518 796-1052 or [email protected] prior to Saturday July 6. There will be no fee for this event or charge for access to Fish Creek Campground. Macs Canoe Livery will be providing the canoes, life jackets and paddles if needed. Sponsored by The Upper Saranac Foundation in cooperation with Macs Canoe Livery, The Department of Environmental Conservation and Aquatic Invasive Management (AIM). FREE 
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Lake George Visitors Center) Stop by the Lake George Visitor Center to learn all about invasive species, including Lake George’s newest invader, the Asian clam. Sponsored by the Lake George Association. FREE

11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Lake George Visitors Center) Stop by the Lake George Visitors Center to learn all about the current invasive pests that are threatening our forests, including the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle. View samples of these insects, learn about the initial signs o finfestations, and get up-to-date on the New York State firewood regulations. Sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation FREE

11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Display, Paul Smith’s College VIC) Stop by the Paul Smith’s College VIC to learn all about invasive species.Sponsored by APIPP. FREE
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. (Invasive Forest Pest ID and Workshop, Lake George Land Conservancy Office, Bolton Landing) 4905 Lake Shore Dr., AND Amy’s Park, Bolton Landing. Learn about the current invasive pests that are threatening our forests. A presentation will take place at the LGLC office, followed by a short hike at Amy’s Park, a 15 minutes’ drive away. At Amy’s you’ll learn how to identify common trees and signs to look for that might signal a pest infestation. Advance registration required. 518-644-9673, [email protected]; lglc.org. FREE
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Lake George Visitors Center) Stop by the Lake George Visitor Center to learn all about invasive species, including Lake George’s newest invader, the Asian clam. Sponsored by the Lake George Association. FREE
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Lake George Visitors Center) Stop by the Lake George Visitors Center to learn all about the current invasive pests that are threatening our forests, including the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle. View samples of these insects, learn about the initial signs o finfestations, and get up-to-date on the New York State firewood regulations. Sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation FREE
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Display, Paul Smith’s College VIC) Stop by the Paul Smith’s College VIC to learn all about invasive species.Sponsored by APIPP. FREE
1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. (Training, SUNY ESF Ranger School, Wanakena) Learn how to identify and manage some of the most common terrestrial invasive plants including Japanese knotweed. Training includes on-site management demonstration. RSVP to Billy Martin, [email protected]. Sponsored by APIPP. FREE
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

9:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.(Garlic Mustard ID and Management, Niccolls Memorial Church, Old Forge) Calling all volunteers! Your help is needed to help spot and pull garlic mustard in Old Forge. Dress for picking weeds and bring: garden gloves, trowel, bug spray and water. CAP-21 will supply the garbage bags for weed removal. Pesticides will not be used and older children are encouraged to join in. CAP-21 will also provide refreshments for all volunteers. Please RSVP to CAP-21 at 369-3353 or at [email protected] Sponsored by CAP-21 and APIPP. FREE
10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. (Floating Classroom, Lake George) The Lake George Association is offering a public floating classroom program with a focus on invasive species and their impact on water quality. The boat leaves from the LGA dock located at the end of Amherst Street in Lake George Village. Reservations are required. More information can be found on the LGA’s website at www.LakeGeorgeAssociation.org Sponsored by Lake George Association. SUGGESTED DONATION of $15/Adult and $9/Children under 18.
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Lake George Visitors Center) Stop by the Lake George Visitor Center to learn all about invasive species, including Lake George’s newest invader, the Asian clam. Sponsored by the Lake George Association. FREE
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Lake George Visitors Center) Stop by the Lake George Visitors Center to learn all about the current invasive pests that are threatening our forests, including the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle. View samples of these insects, learn about the initial signs o finfestations, and get up-to-date on the New York State firewood regulations. Sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation FREE
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Display, Paul Smith’s College VIC) Stop by the Paul Smith’s College VIC to learn all about invasive species.Sponsored by APIPP. FREE
1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. (Floating Classroom, Lake George) The Lake George Association is offering a public floating classroom program with a focus on invasive species and their impact on water quality. The boat leaves from the LGA dock located at the end of Amherst Street in Lake George Village. Reservations are required. More information can be found on the LGA’s website at www.LakeGeorgeAssociation.org Sponsored by Lake George Association. SUGGESTED DONATION of $15/Adult and $9/Children under 18.
Thursday, July 11, 2013

10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Long Lake Farmers’ Market) Ask-an-Expert about aquatic invasive species. Sponsored by Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute. FREE
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Lake George Visitors Center) Stop by the Lake George Visitor Center to learn all about invasive species, including Lake George’s newest invader, the Asian clam. Sponsored by the Lake George Association. FREE
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Lake George Visitors Center) Stop by the Lake George Visitors Center to learn all about the current invasive pests that are threatening our forests, including the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle. View samples of these insects, learn about the initial signs o finfestations, and get up-to-date on the New York State firewood regulations. Sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation FREE
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Display, Paul Smith’s College VIC) Stop by the Paul Smith’s College VIC to learn all about invasive species.Sponsored by APIPP. FREE
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Tupper Lake Farmers’ Market, The Wild Center) Ask-an-Expert about invasive species. Sponsored by APIPP. FREE
Friday, July 12, 2013

10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. (Information Tables, Adirondack Waterfest, Chestertown) Join APIPP in celebrating local water resources at this great festival with live music food and fun. Sponsored by LC-LG Regional Planning Board FREE
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Lake George Visitors Center) Stop by the Lake George Visitor Center to learn all about invasive species, including Lake George’s newest invader, the Asian clam. Sponsored by the Lake George Watershed Association. FREE
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Lake George Visitors Center) Stop by the Lake George Visitors Center to learn all about the current invasive pests that are threatening our forests, including the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle. View samples of these insects, learn about the initial signs o finfestations, and get up-to-date on the New York State firewood regulations. Sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation FREE
11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Display, Paul Smith’s College VIC) Stop by the Paul Smith’s College VIC to learn all about invasive species.Sponsored by APIPP. FREE
5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, Long Lake Boat Floatilla) Check out the parade of boats, enjoy local music, and Ask-an-Expert about aquatic invasive species. Sponsored by Paul Smith’s College Watershed Stewardship Program. FREE
Saturday, July 13, 2013

10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Ask-an-Expert, High Peaks Welcome Centers, I-87) Stop by the I-87 High Peaks Welcome Centers on your travels to learn all about invasive species.Sponsored by APIPP. FREE
Info also available at www.adkinvasives.com
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