Ever wondered how you can get involved in hemlock conservation? Join a group of fellow hemlock lovers this Saturday, September 9th at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts in Gloversville for the Save the Adirondack Hemlocks You Love workshop. This information session and hands-on training event will take place starting at 10 AM with a classroom component and then move outside to perform a hemlock woolly adelgid survey. You’ll learn how to identify HWA in the field, how to report your sightings, and why early detection through HWA monitoring is the key to saving New York’s precious hemlock resources.
This event is hosted by the Foothills Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club and co-hosted by Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources and NYS Hemlock Initiative, NYS Natural Heritage Program (iMapInvasives), NYS Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, Lake George Land Conservancy, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP). With your help, we can combat the spread of HWA in New York. There’s still time to RSVP, so sign up today!
More information on this event, including instructions on how to RSVP can be found here. We hope to see you there!