Our Partners

Partner with APIPP

Forged in the spirit of partnership more than 20 years ago, APIPP is only as strong as its partners. APIPP always welcomes and appreciates participation of new cooperating organizations willing to help advise and implement APIPP’s work. Join our email listserv or connect with us via social media to stay informed of latest news and events. Annual Partner Meetings are typically hosted in the spring and fall to share updates, hear from the Adirondak community, and collaborate on shared priorities. To make science-based management decisions, APIPP calls on partners to form advisory committees, carry out best management practices, and prevent the spread of new invasive species populations.

APIPP’s mission is to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of invasive species.

To see how your or your organization can get involved, reach out to our team and partner with APIPP today!

Adirondack Park Agency

Leigh Walrath, Freshwater Analyst at the Adirondack Park Agency, has been a strong APIPP partner for many years. Leigh is continually looking for ways to support lake associations and managers in their work on aquatic invasive species management. With Leigh’s leadership, we created a program for lake association volunteers to survey and assess the effectiveness of their aquatic invasive plant management. The data collected during these surveys will be a valuable tool in planning and funding for the participating lake associations.

Adirondack Park Agency

Adirondack Watershed Institute of Paul Smith’s College

To help slow the spread of aquatic invasive species that threaten our waterways, the Adirondack Watershed Institute of Paul Smith’s College deploys over 150 stewards each summer to help boaters at public launch sites inspect their boats and trailers for any attached aquatic plants, animals, or mud. Not only are they ensuring that no invasives are hitching a ride on a boat or trailer, but they are also teaching the boater about aquatic invasive species impacts and why preventing their spread is so important. Every summer this impressive team speaks with hundreds of thousands of boaters about aquatic invasive species and how to be good stewards of our waters.

Adirondack Watershed Institute

Community Volunteers

Doug Johnson, a summer resident of Inlet, was concerned about infestations of knotweed. Over the last decade Doug built and supported a network of community volunteers across the Park who work with private landowners to control the spread of this invasive which can quickly overtake riparian areas, road corridors and other lands. Controlling knotweed helps reduce habitat loss and costly damage to public infrastructure.

Regional Inlet Invasive Plant Program