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Adirondack Invasive Species Week event schedule

July 12, 2011
By HILARY SMITH , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

(Editor's note: In honor of Adirondack Invasive Species Awareness Week, this week's "Eye on Invasives" column, by Hilary Smith, has been replaced by the event schedule for this week.)

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Event Schedule

Article Photos

Citizens help search for invasive aquatic plants during paddles scheduled during Invasive Species Awareness Week.
(Photo courtesy of APIPP)

July 11 to 17

Get outside and get to know native and invasive plants and animals. Groups across the region are sponsoring activities during the sixth annual Adirondack Invasive Species Awareness Week to highlight the threats of invasive plants and animals, ways to prevent their spread and management options. Interpretive walks and paddles, identification support, invasive species talks and workshops for all ages are planned throughout the Adirondacks.

Events are free, but pre-registration may be requested. Check out the line-up of activities and help spread the word, not the species.

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Monday, July 11

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: (Interpretation and Displays, Lake George Visitors Center) Learn all about lake, land and forest invaders, including Lake George's newest invader, the Asian clam. Sponsored by the Lake George Watershed Coalition

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Tuesday, July 12

9:30 a.m.: (invasive plant paddle, Lake George) Meet at Dunham's Bay Marina to paddle and practice identifying aquatic plants. Contact Emily DeBolt for more information, 518-668-3558. Sponsored by the Lake George Association

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: (interpretation and displays, Lake George Visitors Center) Learn all about lake, land and forest invaders, including Lake George's newest invader, the Asian clam. Sponsored by the Lake George Watershed Coalition

2 to 3 p.m.: (Interpretive Walk, Lake Flower Boat Launch, Saranac Lake) Join a forest pest expert, Tom Colarusso, and learn how to survey your own neighborhood or backyard for Asian longhorned beetle and emerald ash borer. Bring binoculars if you have them. No RSVP required; event is rain or shine. Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture - APHIS PPQ

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Wednesday, July 13

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: (Invasive Plant Paddle, Fish Creek Pond) A Paddle up the Creek for Milfoil Sponsored by the Upper Saranac Lake Foundation in cooperation with Mac's Canoe Livery, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Aquatic Invasive Management. Take a short paddle with the USLF from Fish Creek Campground upstream to view unmanaged milfoil beds and then visit the AIM divers in Fish Creek Pond to view the USLF's management techniques. Meet at Fish Creek Campground at 9 a.m. There will be no fee for this event or charge for access to Fish Creek Campground. When entering the campground let them know you are participating in Awareness Week. Mac's Canoe Livery will provide the canoes, life jackets and paddles. Group size is limited. RSVP required; contact Guy Middleton, USLF lake manager, at 518 796-1052 or lakemanager@uslf.org.

10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: (iMap invasives training, Paul Smith's College) Learn to enter your own invasive species observation, treatment or survey data into the new statewide invasive species database. Select one or more of the following sessions: "Introduction to iMap Invasives and Observation Data Entry,"10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; "Train the Trainer," 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; "Advanced iMap Invasives," 1:15 to 3 p.m. Registration is limited to 30 people for each session. To register, send an email to Heidi Krahling at hjkrahli@gw.dec.state.ny.us with "APIPP iMap Training" in the subject heading.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: (Interpretation and displays, Lake George Visitors Center) Learn all about lake, land and forest invaders, including Lake George's newest invader, the Asian clam. Sponsored by the Lake George Watershed Coalition

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Thursday, July 14

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: (Interpretation and Displays, Lake George Visitors Center) Learn all about lake, land and forest invaders, including Lake George's newest invader, the Asian clam. Sponsored by the Lake George Watershed Coalition

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: (display, Speculator Farmers' and Crafters' Market) View invasive plant specimens, learn how to manage invasive plants, and pick up brochures about invasive species. Sponsored by the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District

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Friday, July 15

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: (interpretation and displays, Lake George Visitors Center) Learn all about lake, land and forest invaders, including Lake George's newest invader, the Asian clam. Sponsored by the Lake George Watershed Coalition

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Tuesday, July 19

7 to 8 p.m.: (presentation, Inlet Town Hall) Invasive species presentation. Sponsored by the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. Note event occurs after Awareness Week.

 
 

 

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