Keene Valley, NY (June 2018) -
The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is offering a series of free training sessions this summer to help protect Adirondack forests and waters from the harmful impacts of invasive species. These workshops are free and open to the public. Participants will learn how to identify, survey for, and manage invasive species currently threatening the Adirondack region, such as Common Reed Grass and Eurasian watermilfoil, as well as those that pose significant risk to the region but have not yet arrived such as hydrilla and Japanese stiltgrass. APIPP will demonstrate the best practices that everyone can utilize. In addition to trainings, APIPP will also be offering a free, open to the public, Innovations in Invasive Species Prevention, Early Detection, and Management Summit. The kick-off event, an aquatic invasive species ID and survey training followed by an iMapInvasives training, are scheduled for June 19, and will give citizen scientists the information they need to know how to identify, survey, and report infestations to a statewide database. The summaries below provide an overview of the events available from June through July.
Terrestrial Invasive Species Trainings
Recommended for landowners, gardeners, landscapers, and highway department staff. Continuing education credits available for New York State pesticide applicators as well as forestry, nursery, and landscape professionals.
Aquatic Invasive Species Trainings
Recommended for lake association members, boaters, paddlers, and anglers. Participants will also learn about volunteer opportunities to survey specific lakes and ponds for aquatic invasive species to add to APIPP’s region-wide database.
Innovations in Invasive Species Prevention, Early Detection, and Management Summit
A morning session on Advancements in Biological Control & Host Resistance for Invasive Species Management will be followed by a session on Advancements in Remote Sensing & New Technologies for Invasive Species Prevention & Early Detection.