New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week 2024

New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week (#NYISAW) is June 3d- 9th!

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? Contact your local PRISM to get on the events calendar.

Statewide events

Daily Statewide Webinars

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


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

Clean, drain, and dry your watercraft

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

Don’t move firewood

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)!