Upper Susquehanna Frogbit Pull

European frogbit is an invasive floating plant from Europe that can form dense patches that limit recreation and disturb the ecology of waterbodies by displacing and outcompeting native species. Frogbit is easily spread by watercraft and has been popping up around the Upper Susquehanna Watershed in recent years.

Join CRISP, the CR-PRISM, and OCCA in pulling frogbit at Weaver and Summit Lake in Otsego County. Participants are encouraged to bring their own watercraft, however, canoes will be available if needed. Be prepared to get muddy!

Due to limited parking at the sites participants will meet at the OCCA office at 7207 NY-80, Cooperstown, NY 13326 and carpool to Weaver and Summit Lakes (~10mins away).

Huyck Preserve Invasive Bittersweet Removal

Join the Huyck Preserve & Capital Region PRISM at Huyck Preserve for a discussion on how to identify local invasive species, their impacts on native ecosystems and get the chance to do some hands on removal!

No registration is required, email Sam Schultz at ss986@cornell.edu for more information

Invasive Species Removal Workday | Protecting Native Habitat

In the spirit of New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (NYISAW), which is June 3-9th, and in collaboration with Jay Heritage Center, the Invasives Strike Force Crew will be leading a hands-on practice workshop designed to understand the importance of native species protection, through invasive species education and control. Invasive species like black jetbead, wineberry, porcelain berry and Japanese honeysuckle will be targeted and removed by hand in several areas to protect other native species; learn how to properly identify and remove them. Bring long pants, sunscreen and bug spray, water and snacks. Work gloves will be provided.

Please be aware that poison ivy, ticks and other insects may be present in the area as we will be working off-path.

In the event of rain this workshop may be cancelled or rescheduled.

Letchworth Stewardship Day

Protect your lands from invasive species! Join WNY PRISM and the Friends of Letchworth State Park for the 7th Annual Letchworth Stewardship Day! We’ll work together to remove slender false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), from the Inspiration Point area of the park. This event is part of New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week (#NYISAW)!

Registration is required at https://bit.ly/2024volunteerworkdays.

More information including directions, meeting location and what to bring will be emailed to participants after they are registered. For questions, email wnyprism@buffalostate.edu.

New England Cottontail Habitat Restoration

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (NYISAW) is June 3rd to the 9th and Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) requests volunteers to help us remove invasive plants and replace with native shrubs to improve the habitat for the threatened New England Cottontail. If interested, please contact FrOGS info@frog-ny.org or call 845-350-2686.

Help Save our Native Plants

Native plants are suffering from invasive species that crowd them out and offer little or no nourishment to our native animals. We will focus our awareness on Ten Nasty Invaders, learning how to identify them and what tools and strategies we can use to manage: honeysuckle, privet, buckthorn, multiflora rose, oriental bittersweet, Japanese knotweed, autumn olive, Japanese barberry, swallowwort, and parsnip. After an introduction to the ten invasive species, we will hike around the East Ithaca Nature Preserve and the adjacent Pine Tree Wildlife Preserve to see what the combination of invasive pests and white-tailed deer are doing to our natural areas. We will also practice some invasive removal, focusing on the different tools and techniques for getting rid of them. No registration required.
Contact: Town of Ithaca Conservation Board – conservationboard@townithacany.gov with questions

Native Tree Planting on the Ashokan Rail Trail

The future of the Catskills is in our hands! Join CRISP (Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership) as we work to manage invasive species on the Ashokan Rail Trail.

Work days run from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Each work day will include an orientation, basic training on use of equipment, and invasive species identification. Volunteers will meet at one of several trailheads along the Ashokan Rail Trail—the exact location of the trailhead will be emailed to volunteers at least two days prior to each work day.

If you have not yet volunteered with the Catskill Center this year, you may be asked to complete our volunteer form and waivers prior to registering. If you have any questions or need assistance, let us know and we’re happy to help.

Invasive Species Pull

Description: The Livingston County Environmental Management Council, in partnership with SUNY Geneseo’s Office of Sustainability and the Roemer Auditorium is sponsoring an invasive species pull to improve native habitat.

Registration: None required

Time: 5pm

Location: Roemer Auditorium, Red Jacket Dr, Geneseo, NY 14454

Contact/Email: munderhill@co.livingston.ny.us

Invasive Species Pull

The Livingston County Environmental Management Council, in partnership with SUNY
Geneseo’s Office of Sustainability and the Roemer Arboretum, is sponsoring an invasive removal pull to improve native habitat.

WHEN: Wednesday June 5th, 2024, starting at 5 pm

WHERE: Roemer Arboretum, Red Jacket Dr, Geneseo, NY 14454

Long sleeve shirts, pants, hats and gloves recommended.

Learn about invasive species and what you can do to help!

European Frogbit Community Pull

In 2023, a new aquatic invasive species emerged in Honeoye Inlet—European frogbit! The Muller Field Station, NYSDEC, FL PRISM, and Honeoye Lake Watershed Task Force will rally the local community to join survey and management efforts during NYISAW. Managing small infestations at an early stage means increased likelihood of eradication, and that helps to keep our natural habitats healthy and balanced. Honeoye Inlet needs your help!
Registration: If interested in participating, email Chelsea Gendreau (chelsea.gendreau@flcc.edu)
Contact: Amy Slentz aslentz@hws.edu, Chelsea Gendreau chelsea.gendreau@flcc.edu, Maura Sullivan Maura.Sullivan@flcc.edu