APIPP is pleased to announce that Brian Greene will join our team as the new APIPP Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator starting in early April. You can read more about Brian below.
I also wanted to thank the nearly 100 people who joined our hemlock woolly adelgid training (HWA) last Thursday. Read on to find out how to access the recording and to register for the follow-up workshop this week for volunteer HWA monitors. Also find more information below about our upcoming workshop for anglers.
New APIPP Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator Brian Greene
APIPP is pleased to let you know that Brian Greene will join our team as the new APIPP Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator in early April. We can’t wait for our partners to meet him. Brian has focused his career on environmental monitoring of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems to inform better management. He brings strong plant identification, partnership building, and technology skills to the position.
Brian currently lives in Pennsylvania (PA) where he has worked extensively with citizen-science volunteers to advance the mission of both the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and the Wildlands Conservancy. Prior to moving to PA, Brian established the state-wide Utah Water Watch volunteer water quality monitoring program.
His educational background is in environmental monitoring with a B.S. in Biology from Wofford College and a M.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University. He has conducted research on amphibians, invasive plants and water resources across the United States and abroad. He and his family look forward to moving to the Adirondacks this spring.
APIPP is teaming up with the NYS Hemlock Initiative, Adirondack Mountain Club, Lake George Land Conservancy and the Capital Region PRISM to provide training on hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) and to launch a late-winter, citizen-science effort to scout for HWA.
RECORDING AVAILABLE FOR February 25 Webinar
Take Action Against HWA Part 1: Impacts and Identification
This webinar covered hemlock and HWA identification, the adelgid’s lifecycle, and treatment options and included an update on the Lake George infestations. Click here to watch the recorded webinar
Webinar Part 2: Citizen Science
This webinar is designed for individuals who want to sign up to survey specific locations for HWA between March 3 and April 15.
Wednesday, March 3, 10:00am – 11:00am
APIPP staff and partners are hosting two webinars on Wednesday, March 24.
Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Best Practices for Adirondack Anglers
From competitive plants, to hungry invertebrates, invasive species harming aquatic habitats are almost always introduced to new areas by people—on our waders, on our boats, or in our bait buckets. Protect the waters you love to fish and prepare for early season angling by understanding best practices to prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals.
Wednesday, March 24, 10:00am – 11:00am
Forest Pests and the Potential Impact on the Adirondacks
Tammara Van Ryn, APIPP Program Manager, will present a program on forest pests in the Adirondacks for the Glens Falls/Saratoga chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. The program is hosted by the Saratoga Springs Public Library and registration information is found here.
Wednesday, March 24, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Seasonal Employment Opportunities at the Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI)
AWI is hiring over 100 positions for summer 2021. There are Watershed Steward and Decontamination Technician positions available in more than 60 locations in the Adirondacks. Applicants from all professional and educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply; AWI’s seasonal employees include students, recent graduates, teachers, retirees, and year-around and summer residents. For more information and to apply click here.
Thank you for all you do to help control invasive species in the Adirondacks,Tammara