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INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WORKSHOP 

Invasive species affect all New Yorkers - from hikers to homeowners, from birders to boaters and from farmers to foresters. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will be holding a program at its Resource Center, 34570 State Highway 10, Ste 2, Hamden, NY 13782, on July 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m. on the key invasive plant species in the Catskills Region.

 

In recent years there has been an increase in awareness that introduced invasive species are having a significant impact on our economies, our environment, and our health. Many of the currently known invasive plants causing problems today were originally imported as ornamentals. Recent increases in global trade, including trade in ornamental plants, have created new opportunities for the spread of non-native species.

 

Dan Snider, Field Projects Manager from the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), will cover the key invasive plants, how to identify them, and who to contact if you suspect you have any on your property.  He will also cover the basics of the New York State I-Map Invasives system – an online invasive species database and mapping tool.  

 

There is no fee for this program but pre-registration is appreciated.  For more information, contact Janet Aldrich of CCE Delaware County: 607-865-6531 or JLA14@cornell.edu. Participants will receive a list of key invasive plants of concern and a brochure newly developed to help id these plants, as well as other information on invasive species.

 

The mission of the New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species to help stop their spread by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state and encouraging them to take action.  This program is working to promote these goals.

 

 

CORNELL'S NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM

This link will provide you direct access to Cornell's Natural Resources Extension Program, covering forest management, ponds, wetlands, maple production and more. Click on Forestry and then "Forest Connect" to see what's happening throughout the state and at Cornell in forestry. Explore Cornell's online forestry courses. Add this link to your favorites!

LINK:  www.dnr.cornell.edu.