Bloom Watch Week 1 - August 5-11, 2019

Invasive Species Awareness Week 2021 in the Finger Lakes

05/31/2021 12:58 PM | Kaitlin (Administrator)

Invasive Species Awareness Week 2021 in the Finger Lakes 

Written by Hilary Mosher, Finger Lakes PRISM Coordinator 


Join us in celebrating NY Invasive Species Awareness Week!

  • Do you want to paddle and learn about aquatic invasive plant species?
  • How about a guided invasive species hike in the Canandaigua watershed or map invasive species at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge?
  • Can’t leave your desk? Then join our Finger Lakes National Forest Botanist for a webinar on ecological landscaping to promote native plants
  • Visit our tabling events at Watkins Glen State Park, Cayuga Nature Center, and the Museum of the Earth

We look forward to celebrating this special week with you and our partners. Keep your eyes open for our event lineup on social media and our website. We look forward to ‘seeing’ you next week! 

Sunday, June 6

  • “Owasco Paddles and the Finger Lakes PRISM presents an in-depth look at the plants on Owasco Lake.” Just rent your kayak or SUP and our staff will teach you to identify and report the plants you find. BONUS- you get an additional half hour rental free! TIME: 9am-12pm. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/43wwu3fs  or email Megan Harris at mharris@hws.edu for more information
  • “What You Can Do at Home about Ithaca's Invasives.” Join the Ithaca Conservation Board to manage invasive species on their landscape while learning about the importance of controlling these species. Facebook postings daily from the homes of Conservation Board members in the Town of Ithaca. Like us on Facebook to join the program!

Monday, June 7

  • “What You Can Do at Home about Ithaca's Invasives.” Join the Ithaca Conservation Board to manage invasive species on their landscape while learning about the importance of controlling these species. Facebook postings daily from the homes of Conservation Board members in the Town of Ithaca. Like us on Facebook to join the program!

Tuesday, June 8

  • What You Can Do at Home about Ithaca's Invasives.” Join the Ithaca Conservation Board to manage invasive species on their landscape while learning about the importance of controlling these species. Facebook postings daily from the homes of Conservation Board members in the Town of Ithaca. Like us on Facebook to join the program!

Wednesday, June 9

  • “Invasive Species Mapping” at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, TIME: 9am. Contact Nicholas_Vermeulen@fws.gov or call 315-568-5987 to register
  • ‘A Lake Association’s Experiences with Chemical Treatment of starry stonewort.’ Webinar. TIME: 10am, Email David Carr @ dcarr@hws.edu for more information or to register.
  •  “Join our FORCES folks at Watkins Glen State Park to talk all things invasive!” NYS Parks and FORCES staff will be tabling from 10am – 3pm with handouts and giveaways. 
  •  “What You Can Do at Home about Ithaca's Invasives.” Join the Ithaca Conservation Board to manage invasive species on their landscape while learning about the importance of controlling these species. Facebook postings daily from the homes of Conservation Board members in the Town of Ithaca. Like us on Facebook to join the program!

Thursday, June 10

  • “Invasive species:  Identification and Local Prevention and Control Programs.” Join Cayuga County Department of Planning for this deep dive into current programs to prevent the spread and impact of invasive species. TIME: 10am. Register here: Join the meeting  Join the meeting https://8x8.vc/cayuga/michele.wunderlich) To join by phone instead: +1 209-844-4600, 97535640#
  • “What You Can Do at Home about Ithaca's Invasives.” Join the Ithaca Conservation Board to manage invasive species on their landscape while learning about the importance of controlling these species. Facebook postings daily from the homes of Conservation Board members in the Town of Ithaca. Like us on Facebook to join the program!

Friday, June 11

  • “Guided Invasive Species hike with Canandaigua Lake Association.” We will be leading a guided hike/workshop where participants can learn firsthand how to identify and remove invasive species that threaten our natural ecosystems. Learn to use the iMapInvasives tool so you will be equipped to continue to report species as you enjoy your own hikes all year long. TIME: 10am. Parking can be found along NY-245, in front of the DEC building near Naples Community Park. We will gather on the South side of NY-245, adjacent to the creek at 10:00 am.
  • “What You Can Do at Home about Ithaca's Invasives.” Join the Ithaca Conservation Board to manage invasive species on their landscape while learning about the importance of controlling these species. Facebook postings daily from the homes of Conservation Board members in the Town of Ithaca. Like us on Facebook to join the program!
   Saturday, June 12
  • “What's in the Water? Aquatic Plant Sampling Tour on Keuka Lake.” Take a paddle with us and learn about AIS in your waters then head over to Steuben Brewery for a follow-up discussion and Q/A. TIME: 10am-2pm
  • “What You Can Do at Home about Ithaca's Invasives.” Join the Ithaca Conservation Board to manage invasive species on their landscape while learning about the importance of controlling these species. Facebook postings daily from the homes of Conservation Board members in the Town of Ithaca. Like us on Facebook to join the program!


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