New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week (#NYISAW) is June 5th – 11th!
The mission of the New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (NYISAW) is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause. We want to empower YOU to stop the spread of invasive species!
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, you can help protect your community’s natural spaces, learn about the emerging invasive species, meet your neighbors, get outdoors, and even win prizes!
We hope you join us! Find an event near you below. Hosting an event? Sign up here.
Events by region (leaves website):
Adirondack Region Events
Capital Region Events
Lower Hudson Region Events
Catskill Region Events
Finger Lakes Region Events
St. Lawrence River & Eastern Lake Ontario Region Events
Western NY Region Events
Long Island Events
Want to WIN PRIZES?
Get five in a row on NYISAW BINGO! (Submit your BINGO form HERE)
Participate in the NY iMapinvasives NYISAW mapping challenge!
Attended or hosted an event? Fill out the NYISAW survey!
Simple Steps to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species
Don’t dump fishing bait
Pledge to Protect your trails, garden, and community
Survey for spotted lanternfly
Support pollinators by growing native plants
Practice climate smart gardening
Clean your hiking shoes
Keep your fishing gear clean
Learn about terrestrial invasive species
Learn about aquatic invasive species
Join us to learn more about what invasive species are in your area, how you can help prevent the spread of invasive species, and how to get involved with your regional Partnership for Invasive Species Management Area (PRISM)!