The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program APIPP will be hosting 5 new education events over the course of January through April 2021. The events will be based around the threat of invasive species, habitat integrity, and the economies of the communities which make up the Adirondacks. The APIPP needs your help to combat invasive species on land and in water throughout the Adirondacks, and they are offering the opportunity to sharpen your skills and join the effort.
The discovery of two emerging forest pests within the Adirondacks, the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid and the Emerald Ash Borer incited a race to understand and treat the scale of existing infestations across hundreds of acres. the APIPP’s Winter Learning Series reflects the rising threat of conservation, and challenges homeowners, recreationalists, local businesses, and all interested in citizen science to help prevent the spread of, and to help manage invasive species threatening the North Country.
The series will explore a wide range of topics in preparation of the coming season including: controlling Emerald Ash Borer on private lands, scouting Hemlock Woolly Adelgid while insects are less active, preventing the spread of invasive species when early season angling, and creating beautiful home gardens with native plants.
APIPP 2021 WINTER
LEARNING SERIES SCHEDULE:
Planning for Emerald Ash Borer: Best Practices for Managing Adirondack Ash Woodlands
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:00 – 11:30 am
Take Action Against Hemlock Woolly Adelgid:
PART 1: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid’s Impacts to Adirondacks Forests
PART 2: Citizen Scientist Training – Learn How to Hunt for HWA
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:00 to 11:00 am
Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Best Practices for Adirondack Anglers
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:00 – 11:00 am
Green Gardening – Designing with Native Plants & Avoiding Invasive Species
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:00 – 11:30 am
Partnering with the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Capital Region PRISM (CAPMO), iMapInvasives (iMap), Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC), the Native Plant Trust, the New York State Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University (NYSHI), and St. Lawrence Soil & Water Conservation District, participants will hear from a broad coalition of knowledgeable partners who are committed to maintaining biodiversity and economic health in the Adirondacks. All workshops are free and hosted online over Zoom in order to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines. Registration is required and all RSVP details are available on APIPP’s website at www.ADKinvasives.com/Events