Many plants species growing in North America are not native, yet they pose little or no threat to our ecosystems even though they’ve been here for hundreds of years. So what makes some non-native species a threat? Join us for a walk and talk as we learn to recognize invasive plants at Marshlands – could they also be hiding in your garden?
Address: 220 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 10580
Meet Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County and the Long Island Invasive Species Management Area at the Swan River Preserve in Patchogue. Chat with our education professionals about the site’s history, invasive species, and restoration efforts. You can also take a self-guided tour around the preserve with plant information cards, or bring gloves to help us pull some weeds!
As part of New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week, SLELO PRISM is hosting a special event showcasing the invasive species management & restoration work we’ve undergone as part of our Aquatic Restoration Initiative. This event will also include a full day of activities including the following:
*Hands-on aquatic and terrestrial plant identification
*A guided walk to exhibit invasive species control & restoration work that
has been done at the site
*Mobile app demonstrations for iMapInvasives and iNaturalist
eDNA mobile lap tour & water sample demonstrations
*Underwater drone demonstrations
*Watercraft inspection demonstrations
The day will end with a guided paddle showcasing control & restoration
work that has been done along the shoreline of the creek. An option to
paddle to the beach to enjoy your own bagged lunch will be offered.
Come join the Finger Lakes PRISM and learn how to identify common invasive species along trails.
Address: Mendon Ponds Park – 95 Douglas Rd, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
During this family-friendly community science event, you will work with scientists, educators, and naturalists to document the biodiversity at Cumming Nature Center. Spend the day identifying, collecting, and recording as many species of plants and animals as possible throughout our 900-acre preserve. Along the way, you will learn fascinating facts, develop your naturalist skills, and grow in appreciation for the diverse species that create the unique and vibrant ecosystem that we call home!
Address: 6472 Gulick Rd, Naples, NY 14512
Friday, June 10th
Urban Arboretum Walk & Talk: 6 pm-7 pm (Meet out front of City Hall on Washington Street.)
Downtown Engagements: 7pm-10pm
Documentary Viewing: 7:30 pm at Downtown Local Lounge located at 137 Franklin Street. Attend viewing to enter a raffle for prizes!
This is a special two-part event held in downtown Watertown. The event will begin out front of City Hall for a guided walk and talk through the city’s Urban Arboretum. The arboretum has over 35 different species of trees and is located on both private and public property between Sterling and Stone Street one block south of Public Square. By joining the walk you will learn about the trees and invasive pests that threaten the health of the trees, along with an opportunity to join an Adopt a Tree program to monitor the trees for signs of health decline.
After the walk, the Downtown Local Lounge and Spokes will give special offers to those who attended the walk.
Also, after the walk, Downtown Local Lounge will be showing an exciting and informative 55-minute documentary by the Westfield Production Company called Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species. The documentary introduces the concept of invasive species and highlights some of the species threatening New York’s environment and economy, while also showing some innovative ways that New York State is combatting these threats. Uninvited features the collaborative work of the NYS DEC and its partners including the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, the eight Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs), and New York State Invasive Species Research Institute (NYISRI), and more. Use your ticket to enter a raffle to win prizes after the documentary viewing.
Grafton Lake State Park Visitor Center
254 Grafton Lakes State Park Way
Grafton, New York 12082
Join the Capital Region PRISM, a Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for a program on invasive species and their impact on our native plant communities. The first portion of the program will include a presentation on the negative effects that invasive species pose to our ecosystems. In addition, an overview of the iMapinvasives Mobile App for reporting will be demonstrated and then utilized during the naturalist walk.
After the presentation Kristopher Williams, the CR-PRISM coordinator, and Andy Damon, the OPRHP Stewardship Specialist, will lead a short naturalist walk along Long Pond to discuss plant communities and the threats invasive species pose on the park. During the woods walk, native and invasive species will be identified. The iMapinvasives mobile app will be used to report non-native species. The talk and walk are part of the New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week. The event is free and open to the public, please register in advance for this program. The program is limited to 18 participants.
To register for the in person event please click here or follow the link. https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpcuGtpzwvE9MWWtfEuGYS3gGBPn29PhT1
Please “sign up” for an iMapinvasives account a week before the event.
-To “sign up” for an iMapinvasives account visit: www.nyimapinvasives.org
(confirm the user agreement in your email after signing up)
Friday, June 10th 1-3:30
Thacher State Park Visitor Center
830 Thacher Park Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186
Join the Capital Region PRISM, a Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for a program on invasive species and their impact on our native plant communities. The first portion of the program will include a presentation on the negative effects that invasive species pose on our ecosystems. In addition, an overview of the iMap Invasives Mobile App for reporting will be demonstrated and then utilized during the naturalist walk.
After the presentation Sam Schultz the CR-PRISM Terrestrial Coordinator, and Becky Sibner, Forest Pest Specialist, from the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation from Parks will lead a short naturalist walk along the nature center trail to discuss plant communities and the threats invasive species pose on the park. During the woods walk, native and invasive species will be identified. The iMap Invasives mobile app will be used to report non-native species. The talk and walk are part of the New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week. The event is free and open to the public, please register in advance for this program. The program is limited to 18 participants.
To register for the in person event please click here or follow the url. https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsceyorDgvHNNgXrznrhBEKVLc9n_s7FGA
Please sign up for an iMap Invasive Account a week before the event.
-To “sign up” for an iMap Invasives account visit: www.nyimapinvasives.org
(confirm the user agreement in your email) then down load the app to your mobile devise.
Join Capital Region PRISM, A Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management for a walk and talk on how invasive species are impacting our ecosystems. Learn how to identify and control species in your own yard and favorite recreational areas. This event is part of the New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week and Free to the public.
When: Thursday June 9th 4:30-6 pm
Where: 157 Daniels Road Saratoga NY 12866
SMBA Parking Lot Located on
across from Clinton Street.
A group of volunteers and NYSDEC invasive species specialists will lead a walk and educational talk about the aquatic invasive species that are/potentially could spread to areas like Artist Lake. On the walk we will be closely monitoring for Ludwigia peploides (creeping water primrose) that has spread to the lake and was manually removed last year. Please bring comfortable walking shoes, water, sunscreen and bug spray. Friendly pets on leashes are welcome.
The walk will begin at 1 PM at Artist Lake starting near the parking area off of Middle Country Rd.