It is National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Adirondack HWA Workshop Thursday

It is National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Adirondack HWA Workshop Thursday

Dear Partners,

It was great to see so many of you earlier this month during our aquatic and terrestrial invasive species roundtables. Many connections were made and many opportunities for collaboration were discussed. Notes are posted on our website. Mark your calendar for our April 29 Partner Meeting from 9:30am-12:00pm.

It is National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW). NISAW is a nationwide event to raise awareness about invasive species, the threat that they pose, and what people can do to prevent their spread. See details below about how you can join NISAW participants in the USA and Canada for three webinar series that highlight approaches to invasive species across the continent. Mark your calendar for New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week coming up June 6-12, 2021.

You can also take part in the national awareness week by attending the APIPP hemlock woolly adelgid webinar on Thursday this week or the state’s spotted lantern fly workshop on Tuesday.

NISAW Part I - Information and Advocacy, February 22-26, 2021

Spotted Lantern Fly: State Seeking Volunteer Monitors and Webinar February 23

New York State (NYS) is seeking volunteers to survey for spotted lantern fly (SLF). SLF is an invasive pest from Asia that feeds on a variety of plants including apples, grapes, hops, and maple trees. You can help protect NY's agriculture and forests by knowing what to look for and how to report it to iMapInvasives. Attend the first webinar to learn more about SLF and how you can participate in a statewide effort. Visit for more information and to claim a grid square on the map to look for this species out in the field and report your findings to iMapInvasives.

Webinar: Identifying & Reporting Spotted Lanternfly and Tree-of-Heaven with NY iMapInvasives and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Tuesday, February 23, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Click here to Register

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: APIPP and Partners Seeking Volunteer Monitors and Webinars February 25 and March 3

APIPP is teaming up with the NYS Hemlock Inititaive, 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. For NYSDEC’s most recent update on HWA, click here.

Webinar PART 1: Take Action Against HWA – Impacts and Identification

This webinar will cover hemlock and HWA identification, the adelgid’s lifecycle, and treatment options. There will also be an update on the Lake George infestations.

Thursday, February 25, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Click here to register

Webinar Part 2: Take Action Against HWA 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

Click here to register

Thank you for all you do to help control invasive species in the Adirondacks,