Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Town of Caroga to train kids to look for milfoil

caroga state campground

On Friday July 21, the Town of Caroga will conduct a special training program for children who are enrolled in the Town’s Summer Youth Program.  It is anticipated that approximately 50 children grades 1-6 will participate.

The Adirondack Watershed Institute, the Town of Caroga’s Invasive Species Removal and Prevention Program, and the Canada Lakes Conservation Association are working together to provide training.  This is the first time this unique program has been offered in the southern Adirondacks.

Participating children will learn how the lakes and streams in the town relate to the regional watershed and how important it is for everyone to responsibly operate watercraft and protect the area lakes by preventing and reducing invasive aquatic species.  Demonstrations will be provided including an examination of invasive species such as Eurasian Milfoil.  Kids will also visit the Town’s boat decontamination station to learn how to decontaminate motor boats, jet skis, and other watercraft that have been active in waterways that have invasive species.

Children will use a new workbook created by the Adirondack Watershed Institute and will receive a “Junior Steward Certificate”.

The Caroga Summer Youth Program is Directed by Colleen Ricciardi; it offers recreational and learning opportunities with the Town of Caroga.

For more information, contact : Marcus Harazin Canada Lakes Conservation Association (518)928-7525

Almanack file photo from Caroga State Campground

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