John Wernet, DEC Forester, shows the damage caused by                                 Southern Pine Beetle on Long Island.
Image by Steve Young

Above: John Wernet, DEC Forester, shows the damage caused by Southern Pine Beetle on Long Island. Photo by Steve Young.

Participants from the Weed Workshop at Cornell University learn to detect the invasive weeds of the area. Photo provided by Hilary Mosher.
Image by Hilary Mosher.

Participants from the Weed Workshop at Cornell University learn to detect the invasive weeds of the area.

Invasive Species Walk
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Invasive Species Awareness Week

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program staff respond swiftly to reports of giant hogweed, a noxious invasive plant that can burn and blind humans.
Image by Hilary Smith

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program staff respond swiftly to reports of giant hogweed, a noxious invasive plant that can burn and blind humans.

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Invasive Species Awareness Week Workshops

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 9, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week (#NYISAW) is from June 6th – 12th!


The mission of the New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (NYISAW) is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause. We want to empower YOU to stop the spread of invasive species!

In celebration of New York Invasive Species Awareness Week, CCE Schoharie and Otsego Counties will be hosting the following workshops:

  • Invasive Species Walking Tour - June 7th at 5pm at Cobleskill Creek Trail on Warnerville Cut Off (before the bridge). 
    • This guided walking tour will be led by our Agriculture and Horticulture Educator, Jessica Holmes and Becca Leone our CCE Ag/Hort Intern. It will feature common invasive species found throughout our county. The tour will include living visual examples of the species, descriptions, their negative impacts on our area, and solutions to slow their spread. Please note this is a walking event, and will require about 2 miles of walking, so be prepared with proper clothing and footwear. 
    • Register (Schoharie County): https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/SchoharieInvasives_243
  • Local Invasive Species - June 9th at 6pm at the Oneonta Town Hall, 3966 Highway 23, Oneonta, NY.
    • Agriculture and Horticulture Educator, Jessica Holmes and CCE Intern, Becca Leone. 
    • The discussion will feature common invasive species found throughout the county. The lecture portion will include visual examples of the species, descriptions, their negative impacts on our area, and solutions to slow their spread.
    • Register (Otsego County): https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/OtsegoInvasives_243

Learn more about New York Invasive Species: https://nyis.info/nyisaw/

Fee

Free!

Contact

Jessica Holmes
Agriculture & Horticulture Senior Resource Educator
jmh452@cornell.edu
518-234-4303 x119

Last updated June 1, 2022