Ashokan Rail Trail Invasive Species Removal

This invasive species workday will be hands-on removal! We will identify and report species through iMapInvasives, and properly remove invasives at vistas along the trail.

Please register at , and contact Kate Cooper for any questions at

Wellesley Island’s Swallow-Wort Shovel

Calling volunteers and Earth heroes of all ages! Help us protect our native habitat’s biodiversity by removing an invasive plant species called swallow-wort. Please bring work gloves and a good pair of shoes. Tools will be provided, but bring a gardening trowel and knee pads if you have them.

Participants do not have to pay the Park’s day-use fee. Groups will meet at the Nature Center for instructions at 10 am and again at 12 pm, stay as long as you’d like!

To register, please call the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center (315) 482-2479.

Invasive Species Pop-up at Swan River Preserve

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!

Looking Glass Pond Water Chestnut Pull

Come join CRISP in pulling invasive water chestnut at the beautiful Looking Glass Pond!

CRISP will provide all the equipment you need to thwart water chestnut except for watercraft. Participants will need to bring their own kayak, canoe, rowboat, etc. All outside vessels brought should be decontaminated prior to the event or have been out of the water for 2+ weeks.

Make sure to pack a lunch and dress for the weather! Rain or shine water chestnut will be pulled! (barring thunderstorms or torrential downpour)

If interested, please email Sarah Coney at so we know how many people to anticipate and what equipment to prepare.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Native and Invasive Plants at Red Cote Preserve

Nassau County’s 30-acre Red Cote Preserve is a popular Oyster Bay Cove destination for nature-loving Long Islanders. Join the Land Alliance to contribute to our efforts to manage invasive mile-a-minute vine and take a tour of this beautiful property for an introduction to its diverse plant communities.

Please register in advance by emailing or calling (516) 922-1028.

Mystery Snail Removal on Melody Lake

On Tuesday, June 7th, at 1 PM, join the Melody Lake Association, the NYSDEC Region 7 Sustainability Committee, Cortland County Soil and Water and several of our association members to attempt to manually remove as many of these snails as possible!

Address: 1366 Melody Lane, Willet, NY 13863

Registration: Email to register.

Invasive Species Workshop

Learn about invasive species in the Mianus River Gorge and Lower Hudson Region in the morning and assist MRG staff with invasive species removal in the afternoon.

Meet at the Gorge parking area across from 167 Mianus River Rd., Bedford NY

Phrag Fight

Join Seatuck during the LI Coastal Bioblitz to pull some invasive phragmites at West Brook!
The only dam on West Brook, a major tributary of the Connetquot River, failed in 2019 and allowed the artificial pond behind it to drain. For the first time in over 100 years, the brook could once again flow naturally from its headwaters in Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park down to the tidal reaches of the Great South Bay. It is now one of only a few free-flowing streams on Long Island. It has great ecological potential as a place where migratory fish can return and other native riverine species can once again find a home. But the future of the stream is uncertain – New York State Parks is still deciding whether to repair the dam.

Join us on June 5th, 2022, as we work to remove invasive species at West Brook and continue to improve stream habitat for diadromous fish.