Upcoming Learning Opportunities
Each of the following presentations will take place online.
Take Action Against Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Part 2) (Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program) – Wednesday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Participants will learn how to adopt a trailhead, carry out self-guided HWA field surveys, and collect environmental data using iMapInvasives, a free, easy-to-use, mobile mapping tool. Register in advance online. Part 1 of this webinar will occur on 2/25 from 3-4:30 pm.
- In order to maximize this short training, the event organizers highly recommend signing up for a free iMapInvasives account prior to the workshop. Self-guided iMap trainings are available online to walk you through the iMap process.
Non-native Invasive Earthworms 101: From the Nightcrawler to the Jumping Worm (North American Invasive Species Management Association) – Wednesday, March 17 at 1 p.m. – This presentation will discuss what makes most earthworms invasive species in North America, as well as how to identify the differences between invasive worm groups and how you can participate in documenting them. Register in advance online.
Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species: Best Practices for Adirondack Anglers (Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program) – Wednesday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Aquatic invasive species 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 in the Adirondacks by understanding best practices to prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals. Register in advance online.
Do you know that you can easily help prevent the spread of invasive plants, even in winter? No matter the season, seeds can hitchhike to new locations by catching a ride on our boots, clothing, gear, and even pets. But it’s easy to stop them – all you have to do is check yourself and your companions for seeds or mud before and after your outdoor adventure. Scraping your boots and brushing off seeds are simple first steps you can take to ensure you arrive at your next destination ready to Leave No Trace.
Learn more from Play Clean Go about what you can do to prevent the spread of invasive plants all year long.
Photo of hemlock woolly adelgid provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension