Since 2002, hundreds ofvolunteers have learned how to identify, survey, and record data about aquatic invasive plants and animals impacting Adirondack lakes. It is a fun and easy way to protect Adriondack lakes! Every summer, APIPP hosts a number of trainings and orientations (in-person and online) to prepare folks to get out on the water. Follow our social media, get on our listserv, or explore our events calendar to know when the next Lake Protector training is taking place. So join us and adopt part of a waterbody, one lake, or several to monitor for aquatic invasive species!
Interested in joining Lake Protectors? Here is an overview of what you will do.
Attend a training to learn how to identify and report aquatic invasive species (three hours).
Sign up online to monitor a lake.
Monitor the lake at least once between July and September. Most volunteers spend 1-3 hours to monitor.
Report your findings back to APIPP via paper forms, online, or an app.
Below are all the past trainings, identification guides, survey protocols, and adoption map tools you need to get involved.