Catskill Outdoor Expo

We are pleased to announce that the Catskills Great Outdoor Expo will take place on June 11, 2022 from 10am – 3pm. We will be hosting the Expo at the Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center in Mount Tremper, NY.

The Catskills Great Outdoor Expo features the best the Catskills have to offer in hiking, paddling, bicycling, and other outdoor recreation activities. This one-day Expo will be filled with dozens of exhibitors from the outdoor tourism industry and nonprofits in the Catskills. There will be activities for all ages, food, presentations, raffle prizes, and the Catskills Great Outdoor Gear Sale.

Fifth Annual Water Quality Conference

This is a two day conference centered around issues affecting the Indian River Lakes topics include: Emerging HABs Technology, Water Chestnuts, Benefits of Natural Shorelines, Available Grant Funding, Aquatic Plant Identification Stations, and interactive sessions sharing values and hopes for water quality on our lakes and creating plans to achieve them.

The conference is Friday, June 10th 8:00AM -4:00PM, and Saturday June 11th 8:00AM – 11AM.

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Otsego County Local Invasive Species

In celebration of New York Invasive Species Awareness Week, June 6th-12th 2022, CCE Schoharie and Otsego will be hosting a Local Invasive Species Workshop on June 9th at 6pm located at the Oneonta Town Hall, 3966 Highway 23, Oneonta, NY. Led by our Agriculture and Horticulture Educator, Jessica Holmes, and our CCE Intern, Becca Leone. The discussion will feature common invasive species found throughout the county. The lecture portion will include visual examples of the species, descriptions, their negative impacts on our area, and solutions to slow their spread.

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Hands-on Invasive Species Family Event

June 8, 2022 is “Water Wednesday” of New York State’s Invasive Species Awareness Week! From 2:00pm – 5:00pm, join the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program and Adirondack Watershed Institute for a family-friendly interactive afternoon at Lake Flower in Saranac Lake, NY. This event is for those curious about aquatic invasive species and anyone gearing up to spend a summer on the water. Drop by the Lake Flower Boat Launch in Saranac Lake to play games, learn hands-on identification of aquatic invasive plants of the Adirondacks, and get information on steps you can take to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species to protect your favorite waterways. Please come prepared to spend the afternoon outdoors with a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and drinking water. There are public restrooms at the boat launch. Parking is limited. If you aren’t planning to boat that day, please park on a nearby street (public parking is available on Church Street and Shepard Ave).
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Education in the park: Invasive Species @ Watkins Glen

FORCES (Friends of Recreation, Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship) is hosting a tabling and informational event on Tuesday, June 7th at Watkins Glen State Park to spread awareness about the invasive species in Watkins Glen and what you can do to help prevent the spread. Stop by our booth near the entrance of the Gorge Trail near the main entrance on N. Franklin Street from 10am-3pm.

Invasive Species Documentary Screening and Q&A

Kick off NYISAW with a screening of “Uninvited” the newest invasive species documentary! Staff of the Finger Lakes PRISM will be available for a Q&A afterwards of all things invasive species.

Address: Albright Auditorium, Hobart and William Smith College Campus, Geneva, NY 14456

Adirondacks Invasive Species Awareness Week kick-off event

Join the Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) and Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters for the kickoff of Invasive Species Awareness Week! AWI staff will be providing interactive activities for families, a brief presentation, and a clean-drain-dry demonstration. We’ll have a campfire with snacks and smores, and the shop will be open.

Location: Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters – 8 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY, 12983.

Meet the Hydrilla Field Crew

Ever wonder how invasive species are found? Come meet our Hydrilla field crew at the Cayuga Lake State Park boat launch to learn how they do it! The crew will be on site with aquatic plant samples to answer any and all questions about aquatic invasive species.

Cayuga Lake State Park
2678 Lower Lake Rd, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park Wildlife Festival

The festival coincides with the hatching of the first brood of the Karner blue butterflies and the beauty of the wild blue lupine in bloom. The Saratoga Sandplains has so much more to offer than just the endangered Karner blue butterfly, so people are encouraged to get out on the trails and explore the Preserve & Park. Activities will be taking place at the pavilions and buildings around Camp Saratoga on this day, so come out and check out the Wilton Wildlife Preserve! This event is part of the New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week.

Pollinator Palooza

This event is intended to raise awareness of native pollinators, the grave threats they face, and specific actions that individuals can take to help protect them. Sustainable Saratoga will be offering native plants for sale and providing information on sustainable practices. Our vision encompasses a “full palooza” that starts with native plants as the foundation, but which supports a wider healthy ecosystem to sustain all wildlife.

Native pollinators are facing many threats, including habitat loss, pesticide use, climate change, and disease. Sustainable Saratoga’s is working to provide food and safe habitats for native pollinators. Every garden, no matter how small, has an important role to play in protecting pollinators. Planting native plants is an essential part of creating food and habitat for our native pollinators. However, finding native plants can often be a challenge. We are working to overcome that limitation by holding a native plant sale. We hope you will join us!
The event is part of the New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week.

– Native plants for sale
– Information about native plants
– Information about native pollinators
– Help with gardening questions
– Other organizations focused on native plants and pollinator protection
– Activities for children