APIPP News: Pollinator Webinar March 15; Partner Meeting April 27

APIPP News: Pollinator Webinar March 15; Partner Meeting April 27

Dear Partners,

Spring is just around the corner. Join our pollinator and native plant webinar on March 15 for things to know before ordering plants and seeds for your garden. Connect with friends and partners and learn more about new research projects at APIPP’s Spring Partner Meeting on April 27. Learn more below.

Pollinators, Plants, and Pests Webinar: March 15, 10:00am, Zoom

APIPP’s winter webinar series continues March 15 with a program that brings together the importance of native plants to people and pollinators, information on why invasive species threaten the region’s ecosystems, and how landowners can avoid purchasing invasive species and instead opt to plant native species. Akwesasne Mohawk Nation member Sateiokwen Bucktooth, consultant for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and owner of Snipe Clan Botanicals, will speak about the importance of native species to Native culture and medicine. Paul Smith’s College VIC Program Coordinator, Martha Van der Voort, will talk about the important relationships between native plants and pollinators, and about how invasive species can harm those relationships. The program will close with ADK Pollinator Project Chairperson, Lisa Salamon, giving an overview about how to avoid buying invasive species from garden centers and how to choose native species for landscaping and gardening. Be sure to register for this informative and engaging webinar.

APIPP’s 2023 Spring Partner Meeting: April 27, 10:00am-1:30pm, Keene Valley, NY (virtual option available for the morning)

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) Spring Partner meeting on April 27 is a great opportunity to find out the latest news about invasive species in the Adirondacks and to connect with partners from across the region. Join us to learn about two new research projects which help answer these questions: which areas within a lake are most susceptible to aquatic invasive species (AIS); and, are there effective alternatives to the pesticide, glyphosate, for the management of knotweed.

The 2023 Spring Partner meeting will begin with an overview of APIPP’s 2023 workplan and the species APIPP is focusing on this year. APIPP’s Conservation and GIS Analyst, Zack Simek, will present on the first year of a new knotweed management study. APIPP’s Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, Brian Greene, will share the results of a new analysis of within-lake AIS vulnerability.

Following the morning presentations from 10:00am to noon, partners attending the in-person meeting will have an opportunity to share successes and plans over an informal lunch from noon to 1:30pm. Please bring your own lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided.

The meeting will be held at The Nature Conservancy’s office at 8 Nature Way in Keene Valley, NY, with a Zoom option for those who wish to attend the morning session virtually. Please register to join us. If you are joining us in person, please come a little early to say hello, grab some coffee, and take a seat.

Climate Change and Invasive Species Webinar Recording

On February 15, ecologist and science journalist Curt Stager and APIPP Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator Brian Greene provided a compelling overview of how climate change in the Adirondacks could accelerate the movement of invasive species to the region. You can watch the recording of the webinar here. Many thanks to Curt and Brian for sharing their knowledge with us.

Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) Is Hiring Summer 2023 Staff

AWI is actively recruiting for the summer 2023 boat steward program. Boat stewards are essential to help protect the spread of AIS in the Adirondacks. Click here to learn more about job opportunities and please forward the information to potential candidates.