Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Kicks Off 2021 Winter Learning Series
The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) has just announced its Winter Education Series. LPSA members are invited to participate in these free information workshop events. All workshops are hosted on-line via Zoom, with registration required. RSVP and more event info can be found online at APIPP’s Events Calendar.
For additional information, contact Emily-Bell Dinan, APIPP Education & Outreach Coordinator, at Email: email@example.com (phone 917-399-0765)
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APIPP 2021 WINTER LEARNING SERIES SCHEDULE:
Planning for Emerald Ash Borer: Best Practices for Managing Adirondack Ash Woodlands*
Join the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program and local forestry experts from the St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District to learn how you can prepare mixed Adirondack woodlands from the impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Geared towards land and estate managers, woodlot owners, municipalities, and homeowners with multiple acres—this workshop will review best practices in preparing for, limiting the spread of, identifying, and living with EAB—a damaging forest pest making its way to the Adirondacks. With the right tools, we can protect the future of Adirondack Ash species.
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*
Join the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program and expert researchers from the to learn about Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), a damaging invasive insect. Understand how to identify HWA in the field and gain the skills you need to take action to protect local forests. The best way to aid hemlock forests against the negative impacts of HWA is to find it early before infestations grow out of control. Part 2 of this citizen-science training is designed for individuals who want to actively participate in surveying specific areas. Part 2 will be held on Wednesday, March 3, from 10:00 to 11:00 am, participants have the option to join live via Zoom or watch recorded webinars to custom fit scheduling needs.
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Take Action Against Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
PART 2: Citizen Scientist Training – Learn How to Hunt for HWA
Led by partners from the , , and , 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. This is an excellent way to support the lands you love and get involved with local conservation while hiking, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing this winter.
To maximize this training, APIPP recommends signing up for a free iMapInvasives Account prior to the workshop. Self-guided iMap Trainings are available to walk you through the process if you want to get started using these fun maps.
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:00 to 11:00 am
Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Best Practices for Adirondack Anglers
From competitive plants, to hungry invertebrates, invasive species harming aquatic habitats 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.
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:00 – 11:00 am
Green Gardening - Designing with Native Plants & Avoiding Invasive Species
Join the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program and expert speakers from the to learn how to design attractive landscapes using native plants, avoid invasive species, and prevent the spread of soil harming invasive jumping worms. This year, you can help your garden support pollinators, increase biodiversity, and protect our local environment.
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:00 – 11:30 am