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Invasive species are on the move; everyone can help to stop their spread

Activities Set for New York’s SIXTH Invasive Species Awareness Week, July 7-13th

GENEVA, NY – This year marks the SIXTH Invasive Species Awareness Week in New York. Some of the greatest harm to our natural and agricultural systems is caused by invasive plants and animals—organisms that have been accidentally or intentionally introduced to new areas and spread uncontrollably. New York Invasive Species Awareness Week promotes opportunities for citizens to learn about the most threatening species and ways to prevent and manage their spread. Everyone is encouraged to participate in Awareness Week activities to learn about important steps to take to protect their favorite places. Most invasive species reproduce in high numbers, lack predators, and are highly adapted to their new environment. Invasive plants and animals put New York’s agricultural lands, natural resources, and people at risk. The emerald ash borer and Asian long-horned beetle kill our important trees; noxious plants, such as giant hogweed, and disease organisms, such as West Nile virus, affect human health; and Japanese stilt grass, swallowwort, phragmites and Hydrilla are invasive plants capable of changing New York’s forests, meadows, wetlands and lakes.

 

Many organizations are working together throughout the state to slow the spread of invasive species. Citizens can help by: 1) taking measures to prevent the transport of unwanted “hitchhiking” plants and animals, 2) learning about which invasive species are of local concern (finerlakesinvasives.org), 3) reporting sightings to http //www.nyimapinvasives.org/report-an-invasive.

The line-up of events in the Finger Lakes region includes activities such as an invasive species trail walk, invasive species removal and water chestnut pulls. The full schedule of events is online at https://stoptheinvasionny.com/ and fingerlakesinvasives.org. Most events are free, but pre-registration may be requested.

 

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week is coordinated by the New York Invasive Species Advisory Committee, New York Invasive Species Council and NY’s Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management. The Finger Lakes PRISM, hosted by the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is one of eight Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) in the state sponsoring Awareness Week activities. For further information about the Finger Lakes PRISM, visit fingerlakesinvasives.org.

 

Invasive Species Awareness Week:

Sunday, July 7th

 

  1. Tabling at Hazlitt Winery Music Fest

Description: Stop by our educ & outreach tablet during Hazlitt’s Music Fest to learn more about invasive species in your region, Registration: None, Time: 2pm-5pm, Location: Hazlitt Winery, Seneca County

 

  1. Aquatic Invasive Species Identification Workshop at the Launch!

Description: Come to the boat launch, learn how to do a rake toss and ID aquatic invasive species Registration: NONE Time: 8am-5pm, Location: Penn Yan Village Boat Launch, 240 Water Street, Penn Yan NY 14527. Yates County

 

  1. Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) Watercraft Steward Scavenger Hunt and Plant Identification Quiz!

Description: Stop by one of our 12 launches and play our NYISAW Scavenger Hunt and plant ID game! Registration: None Time: All day, Location: Multiple launches across multiple counties

 

Monday, July 8th

 

  1. Terrestrial Invasive Species Identification Workshop

Description: Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn the most prevalent terrestrial invasive species. Field guides and handouts will be available to those who register Registration: FLPRISM@gmail.com, Time: 1pm-3pm, Location: FLI, 601 S. Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456, Ontario County

 

  1. Aquatic Invasive Species Identification Workshop at the Launch!

Description: Come to the boat launch, learn how to do a rake toss and ID aquatic invasive species Registration: NONE Time: 10am-12pm, Location: Penn Yan Village Boat Launch, 240 Water Street, Penn Yan NY 14527. Yates County

 

  1. Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) Watercraft Steward Scavenger Hunt and Plant Identification Quiz!

Description: Stop by one of our 13 launches and play our NYISAW Scavenger Hunt and plant ID game! Registration: None Time: All day, Location: Multiple launches across multiple counties

 

  1. NYISAW Tabling at Taughannock Falls Gorge to learn how to ID and report invasives

Description: Tabling and outreach about local invasive species (terrestrial, aquatic, and pest) Registration: None Time: 12pm, Location: Taughannock Falls Gorge Trailhead, Tompkins County

 

Tuesday, July 9th

  1. Water Chestnut Pull- Fairhaven State Park- CLOSED

Description: Water chestnut pull to remove one of the worst aquatic invasives, Registration: Closed, Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Location: Fairhaven Beach State Park, Cayuga County

 

  1. Craft project and Invasive Species

Description: Come build bird houses with scouts and discuss invasives w/ identification and specifying the best habitat for birdhouses with little to no invasives, Registration: Drew@waynenyswcd.org, Time: All day, Location: 4H Camp Beechwood, Lake Road, Sodus 14551, Wayne County

 

  1. Water Chestnut Seek and Destroy- Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area

Description: Water Chestnut is all but eradicated in Braddock Bay, but satellite populations have popped up in nearby areas! Volunteers are sought to seek and destroy and invasive water chestnut they find! Registration: FLPRISM@gmail.com, Time: 9am-12, Location: Braddock Bay Wildlife Mgmt Area, Monroe County

 

  1. Starry Stonewort Collaborative Training Workshop

Description: Starry Stonewort is a macroalgae that has spread rapidly throughout the Great Lakes basin including the Finger Lakes region. This session will include an overview of SSW, how to identify SSW, utilize Survey123, and provide participants with training materials and resources. Time: 10am-12pm, Location: Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 601 S. Main Street, Geneva, Ontario County

 

  1. Invasive Species Walk and Talk

Description: Invasive species walk and talk with DEC Forester Garrett Koplun will provide information on some of the region’s worst terrestrial invaders in the area, Registration: Paula.Smith@parks.ny.gov, Time: 5:30-7:30pm, Location: Letchworth State Park, Genesee Valley Greenway State Park Trail, 5812 Mt Morris Road, Mt Morris, NY 14510, Livingston County

 

  1. Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) Watercraft Steward Scavenger Hunt and Plant Identification Quiz!

Description: Stop by one of our 8 launches and play our NYISAW Scavenger Hunt and plant ID game! Registration: None Time: All day, Location: Multiple launches across multiple counties

 

 

Wednesday, July 10th

  1. Water Chestnut Pull- Montezuma Marsh

Description: MARSH! volunteers (Montezuma Alliance for Restoration of Species and Habitat) water chestnut pull in the NYSDEC N. Montezuma Wildlife Management Area, Howland’s Isl., Registration: montezuma@audubon.org, Time: 9am-12, Location: Montezuma Marsh, Seneca County

 

 

 

 

  1. Invasive Species Awareness Workshop

Description: Learn about invasive forest pests, and some common terrestrial invasive species and their ecological impacts, Registration: Call: 607-664-2300, Time: 6-8pm, Location: Civil Defense center in Bath, NY (7220 NY-54, Bath, NY 14810), Steuben County

 

  1. Games in the Park with Finger Lakes FORCES

Description: Learn about invasive species, play games, win prizes! Play giant jenga to experience how invasive species can lead to ecosystem structure simplification. Play ring toss, corn-hole, and other games with an invasive theme and learn while having fun. Receive prizes for participation that reinforce what YOU can do to help stop the spread of invasive species, Registration: None, Time: starting at noon, Location: Lower Buttermilk Falls State Park, 112 E Buttermilk Falls Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, Tompkins County

 

  1. Invasive Species that “Bug” us and Beyond Invasives: Outstanding Native Plants for Upstate NY

Description: #1: Come and learn about invasive pests: Identification, Pathways, Prevention and what you can do! Patty Wakefield-Brown, Invasives Species Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator at the Finger Lakes Institute/Finger Lakes PRISM at Hobart and William Smith Colleges #2: We’ll review the regulations that prohibit or regulate invasive landscape plants like burning bush and Norway maple. Then we’ll focus on some exceptional native shrubs and perennials we can add to our landscapes that will add beauty and benefit nature. Brian Eshenaur, Cornell Integrated Pest Management Program, Time: 7pm-9pm, Registration: RSVP to: Michelle Nichols at mnichols@irondequoit.org, Location:  Irondequoit Town Hall, Broderick Room the Broderick Room 1280 Titus Ave. 14617

 

  1. Water Chestnut Pull-Sodus Bay

Description: working alongside the harvesting crew, learn how the system works while also participating in hand pulling of water chestnut, Time: All day, Registration: Drew@waynenyswcd.org, Location: Sodus Bay, Wayne County

 

  1. AIS Identification Workshop

Description: Learn how to identify common aquatic invasive species and native macrophytes, Registration: desjardin@hws.edu, Time: 10am, Location: Finger Lakes Institute, 601 S. Main Street, Geneva, NY, Ontario County

 

  1. Sneaky STEM Camp- All about invasive species!

Description: Girls scout program to learn about what is an invasive species, how to prevent the spread, and what it means to be a steward of the environment, Registration: CLOSED Time: 10:45-11:45am, Location: Camp Hoover, Song Lake, Cortland County

 

  1. Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) Watercraft Steward Scavenger Hunt and Plant Identification Quiz!

Description: Stop by one of our 9 launches and play our NYISAW Scavenger Hunt and plant ID game! Registration: None Time: All day, Location: Multiple launches across multiple counties

 

 

Thursday, July 11th

  1. Tully Valley Outreach and FUN Activities on the Fishing Access Point! Closed

Description:  A variety of activities and games to showcase stewardship and preventing the spread of invasive species. Registration: CLOSED, Time: 9:00 AM, Location: Lafayette, Onondaga County

 

  1. Capstone Seminar

Description: Come learn about the research results from the iMapInvasives Certified Trainers Network project, a new network of individuals who help NYS residents and visitors expand their understanding and awareness of invasive species and their distributions. Registration: Brrogers@syr.edu, Time: 9:00am-10:00am, Location: SUNY ESF, Illick Hill, Rm 12, Onondaga County

 

  1. NYISAW Tabling at Robert H. Treman State Park to learn how to ID and report invasives

Description: Tabling and outreach about local invasive species (terrestrial, aquatic, and pest), Registration: None, Time: 12:00PM, Location: Robert H. Treman State Park (105 Enfield Falls Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850), Tompkins County

 

  1. Water Chestnut Pull- CLOSED

Description: CLWN paddleboard water chestnut pull, Registration: Closed, Time 12:00PM, Location: Closed, Tompkins County

 

  1. Ithaca’s Invasives!

Description: Learn what you can do in the fight against terrestrial and aquatic invasive species along with information about Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB’s), Registration: jameswaldo@bluefrog.com, Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm, Location: East Shore Park, 1000 East Shore Drive(NYS Route 34), Ithaca, NY 14580, Tompkins County

 

  1. iMapInvasives Training and Invasive Species Identification

Description: Come learn how to use iMapInvasives, the New York Natural Heritage’s invasive species mapping program to map invasive species on the landscape. Volunteers will receive training & invasive species identification, Registration: mwunderlich@ cayugacounty.us, Time: 8:30am, Location: 7413 County House Road, Auburn NY, Cayuga County

 

  1. iMapInvasives Training and Invasive Species Identification

Description: Come learn how to use iMapInvasives, the New York Natural Heritage’s invasive species mapping program to map invasive species on the landscape. Volunteers will receive training & invasive species identification, Registration: mwunderlich@ cayugacounty.us, Time: 11:45am, Location:  7413 County House Road, Auburn NY, Cayuga County

 

  1. Grades 6-8 Teacher Trainings

Description: Invasive Species Curriculum Workshop: 6-8 grade teachers. Registration: http://www.hws.edu/fli/teacher_workshops.aspx Time: 8:30am-3pm, Location: Finger Lakes Institute, 601 S. Main Street, Geneva, NY, Ontario County

 

  1. Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) Watercraft Steward Scavenger Hunt and Plant Identification Quiz!

Description: Stop by one of our 4 launches and play our NYISAW Scavenger Hunt and plant ID game! Registration: None Time: All day, Location: Multiple launches across multiple counties

 

  1. Water Chestnut Pull- Hector Falls Reservoir

Description: Come join us for the second annual water chestnut pull at Hector Falls Reservoir.  Registration: FLPRISM@Gmail.com, Time: 2pm, Location: Hector Falls Creek, Schuyler County

 

  1. Cumming Nature Center Invasive Species Restoration!

Description: Cumming Nature Center is seeking volunteers to help restore its nature preserve in Naples, NY, this summer, with a kickoff event during Invasive Species Awareness Week! Help remove Japanese barberry infestations so that we can seed native plants, restore native habitats for wildlife, and protect the surrounding Honeoye Lake watershed, Registration: Please contact Cumming Nature Center at (585) 374-6160 to sign up, Time: 9am – 2pm, Location: Cumming Nature Center is located at 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY, Ontario County

 

  1. Otisco Lake Preservation Association Annual Meeting

Description: Join us for an annual meeting and learn about the lake protection projects with Mark Burger, ED of Onondaga Co SWCD; Dave Lemon, DEC Regional Fisheries Manager who will talk about the Otisco Fish Report, and Kurt Anderson from Finger Lakes Land Trust who will talk about the Henderson Land Project. Time: 6pm, Location: 2819 State Route 174, Marietta, NY, Onondaga County

 

Friday, July 12th

 

  1. Water Chestnut Pull- Oneida Lake

Description: Water chestnut pull at South Shore Marina, Registration: cford113@yahoo.com,   Time: 9am-12pm,   Location: Oneida Lake Marina, 3713 NY-31, Canastota, NY 13032, Madison County

 

  1. Aquatic Invasive Species Identification Workshop at the Launch!

Description: Come to the boat launch, learn how to do a rake toss and ID aquatic invasive species Registration: NONE Time: 8am-5pm, Location: Penn Yan Village Boat Launch, 240 Water Street, Penn Yan NY 14527. Yates County

 

  1. Grades 6-8 Teacher Trainings

Description: Invasive Species Curriculum Workshop: 6-8 grade teachers. Registration: http://www.hws.edu/fli/teacher_workshops.aspx Time: 8:30am-3pm Location: Finger Lakes Institute, 601 S. Main Street, Geneva, NY, Ontario County

 

  1. Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) Watercraft Steward Scavenger Hunt and Plant Identification Quiz!

Description: Stop by one of our 4 launches and play our NYISAW Scavenger Hunt and plant ID game! Registration: None Time: All day, Location: Multiple launches across multiple counties

 

Saturday, July 13th

  1. Empire State Native Pollinator Workshop

Description: Join scientists from the NY Natural Heritage for a volunteer training to survey for at-risk pollinator species. The goal is to determine the conservation status of a wide array of native insect pollinators in non-ag habitats. We will target native bees, flies, beetles, and butterfly/moth species. Please bring a lunch and be prepared to go outside. Fee: FREE. Registration: montezuma@audubon.org, Time: 10am-4:30, Location: Montezuma Audubon Center, Seneca County

 

  1. Water Chestnut Pull- Montezuma Marsh

Description: Water chestnut pull at Montezuma Registration: montezuma@audubon.org, Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00pm Location: Montezuma Marsh, Ontario County

 

  1. Paddle for the Hemlocks in Branchport

Description: Join members of the Cornell NYS Hemlock Initiative, CCE Yates, and FL Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) for a paddle! We will be kayaking along the shoreline of Keuka to conduct a survey of HWA and hemlock trees. Space limited. Registration: To reserve a kayak, call Laura Bailey at CCE (315) 536–5123 by July 10th. Time: 2pm-5pm, Location: Meet at 3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418

 

  1. Aquatic Invasive Species Identification Workshop at the Launch!

Description: Come to the boat launch, learn how to do a rake toss and ID aquatic invasive species Registration: NONE Time: 8am-5pm, Location: Penn Yan Village Boat Launch, 240 Water Street, Penn Yan NY 14527. Yates County

 

  1. Watercraft Steward Outreach to the Community- Focus on Hydrilla!

Description: Onondaga Lake Park, Registration: None, Time: TBD, Location: Onondaga Lake Park Marina, Onondaga County

 

  1. Watercraft Steward Outreach to the Community- Focus on Hydrilla!

Description: Oneida Shores County Park, Registration: None,   Time: All day,   Location: Oneida Lake County Park, Onondaga County

 

  1. Watercraft Steward Outreach to the Community- Focus on Hydrilla!

Description: DEC Oneida Lake South Shore launch, Registration: None,   Time: All day,   Location: DEC Oneida Lake South Shore launch, Madison County

 

  1. Honeoye Valley Annual Meeting

Description: WSP steward tabling – invasive species, Registration: NONE,   Time: 9:00am,   Location: United Church of Christ, Honeoye, Ontario County

 

  1. Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) Watercraft Steward Scavenger Hunt and Plant Identification Quiz!

Description: Stop by one of our 12 launches and play our NYISAW Scavenger Hunt and plant ID game! Registration: None Time: All day, Location: Multiple launches across multiple counties

 

  1. Invasive Species Walk and Talk

Description: Join us for an Invasive Species walk and talk at Corbett’s Glen Registration: Free and open to the public   Time: 10:00am-12pm,   Location: Corbett’s Glen, Monroe County

 

  1. High Acres Natural Areas Invasive Species Walk

Description: RIT Students will be hosting a walk around the nature area, discussing invasive species seen on site, the research methods used to try to control them, and results of these interventions. During the hike, there will also be information given on what people can do in their own yards or with their choices. Registration: Email ltm4654@rit.edu or call 330-906-2507, Time 10AM,   Location: 1073 Macedon Center Rd, Fairport NY 14450, Monroe County

 

 

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