Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Terrestrial, Aquatic Invasive Threats Talk in Hague

PhragmitesThe Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District and Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) are set to host a free informational event about terrestrial and aquatic invasive threats to the region on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Hague Community Center at 9793 Graphite Mountain Road, Hague.

Invasive species are an ecological threat to lands and waterbodies, and to local industries such as forestry, farming, and tourism. Early detection and rapid response is the most successful and cost-effective approach to managing infestations of invasive species.

The training will cover the identification, removal techniques, management timelines, and spread prevention of forest, riparian, and aquatic invasive species that are found in the region. The goal of this training will be to provide local landowners with the tools and information needed to manage invasive species on their own properties, in order to reduce spread throughout the Lake George and Lake Champlain Watershed.

Twenty five attendees will be chosen at random to take home their own free Scouting and Restoration Tool-kit. The Tool-kit contains resources to help you tackle invasives on your property (Tool-kit includes folding saw, identification loupe, blue flagging, bypass pruners, 3mm plastic bags, prohibited and regulated plants in New York Guide, Invasive species field guide, ruler, and trowel).

More information and registration is available online. Space is limited, RSVP is requested by August 8. Contact Monica Dore, LGLC Conservation Manager at mdore@lglc.org or (518) 644-9673 with questions.

More information on Adirondack Invasive Species is available here.

Photo of Phragmites, or common reed, seen here towering over a shorefront dock, courtesy LGLC.

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