Invasive species are introduced to new areas in a wide variety of ways - particularly through human activities. Seeds can be transported on muddy hiking boots, or mollusks might be growing on the underside of a canoe. A number of harmful forest pests are moved in the firewood one takes camping.
Through public education, community outreach, and providing high-quality resources to stakeholders, APIPP works to help change behaviors to protect local lands and waters for future generations. APIPP works to Build Awareness through:
INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK
Featuring activities ranging from paddling trips, weed pulls, scavenger hunts, webinars, citizen science trainings, and film screenings, ISAW is week-long event coordinated by New York State’s Invasive Species Council, Invasive Species Advisory Committee, eight PRISMs, and partners. Find more information on ISAW and events near you here.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Every season APIPP works to plan and deliver workshops, professional development opportunities, and speaker panels to increase awareness on pertinent invasive species topics. Explore recordings of past events here.