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Over 60 events set for Invasive Species Awareness Week, June 3 – 9

Participants at a previous New York Invasive Species Awareness Week event.

Monday, June 3, marks the beginning of the 11th annual New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (NYISAW)! NYISAW is a week celebrated annually throughout the state to highlight the impacts of invasive species in New York and what folks can do to help.

Organizations across all of New York State are offering a variety of engaging events, such as interpretive hikes, volunteer days, webinars, movie screenings, and fun family activities. By participating in NYISAW, people can help protect their community’s natural spaces, learn about the emerging invasive species, meet neighbors, get outdoors, and even win prizes.

Click here to find a NYISAW event to attend.

There are over 60 events happening in every region of the state. DEC and local Partnerships for Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) are also hosting webinars every day about a variety of current and interesting topics.

New York Invasive Species Week events graphic.

NYS DEC photo.

NY Invasive Species Awareness Week Webinar Series

  • Storytelling and the language of Invasive Species Outreach
    Monday, June 3, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • iMapInvasives: Data Training for Community Scientists
    Tuesday, June 4, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Invasive Worms: History and Impacts
    Tuesday, June 4, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Survival of the Slimy: Protecting Our Salamanders from the Invasive Disease Bsal
    Wednesday, June 5, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Landscape Sustainability for Pollinator Restoration
    Thursday, June 6, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Pests and Pets: Impacts of the Animal Trade on Natural Ecosystems
    Friday, June 7, 12 – 1 p.m.

More information is available on the New York Invasive Species Information website.

Can’t make an event, but still want to participate? Play the NYISAW BINGO game, or participate in the iMapinvasives NYISAW mapping challenge and be entered to win prizes.

Photo at top: Participants at a previous New York Invasive Species Awareness Week event. NYS DEC photo.

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Information attributed to NYSDEC is taken from press releases and news announcements from New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation.

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