Love Your Lakes Workshop June 9, HWA and Staff Updates, and More!

Love Your Lakes Workshop June 9, HWA and Staff Updates, and More!

Dear Colleague,

June is just around the corner and we have some great aquatic invasive species workshops lined up as does our partner the Adirondack Watershed Institute. Please forward the information about these workshops to those you think might be interested. This month New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wrapped up its spring hemlock woolly adelgid treatment on Lake George. More to come this fall. Lastly, I am pleased welcome Adellia Baker back to our team!  

Love Your Lakes Webinar June 9 at 7:00pm

In partnership with the Adirondack Watershed Institute, Adirondack Mountain Club, and Northern Forest Canoe Trail, APIPP is kicking off Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) with a free, online workshop entitled Love Your Lakes: Leave No Trace When Paddling in the Adirondacks on Wednesday, June 9, from 7:00pm – 8:15 pm. Speakers will explore everything new and experienced boaters need to know to prevent the spread of harmful invasive plants and animals when exploring North Country waters. To register click here.

HWA Lake George Update

Treatment for hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) on Lake George has wrapped up for the spring treatment season. Winter HWA mortality was lower than hoped. APIPP staff helped DEC with the treatment. For the press release from DEC, click here:

Welcome Back Adellia Baker

We are excited to get out in the field this summer and survey and manage invasive species. I am delighted that Adellia Baker has rejoined our team and is returning for her second season as our Summer Steward. Adellia has a passion for plants and her extensive knowledge of invasives is a great asset to the APIPP team.

Adirondack Watershed Institute Invasive Species Awareness Week Program and Aquatic Certification Opportunity

Junior Watershed Steward: Protect Your Waterways June 6 - 12

During ISAW, children ​can visit a local boat launch, interview a watershed steward, and complete activities to learn what it takes to protect their lakes from aquatic invasive species. Please register in advance. Register Here 

Get Certificated in Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention

Earn a Certificate in Invasive Species Spread Prevention from Paul Smith's College and help protect clean water. Self-guided, on-line, training modules can be completed at your own pace over the course of 10 days (June 6-17; July 12-22; and August 23-September 2), The courses include quizzes, discussion boards, and a concluding live interactive webinar. The courses are free but please register in advance. Register Here 

Happy Summer!


PS: Please also mark your calendar for APIPP’s Aquatic Invasive Species Identification and Survey Training for Volunteers on June 30.