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8TH ANNUAL MINEKILL STATE PARK SNOW FEST

Thursday, February 9, 11am-3pm, at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, 1378 New York 30 North Blenheim, NY, 12131

Join CRISP staff at the 8th annual Snow Festival at Minekill State Park! We will be providing information about invasive species all day.

 

CRISP PARTNERS MEETING

Thursday, February 21, 10am-12noon, at the Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 NY-23Acra, NY 12405

Join us for our Quarterly CRISP Partner Meeting, share what Invasive Species work you are doing, and learn what other organizations are doing to stop invasive species. Michael Tessler from the American Museum of Natural History will be presenting on his work with environmental DNA.

 

HEMLOCK WOOLLY ADELGID ID AND LIFECYCLE SURVEY TRAINING

Saturday, March 9, 10am-1pm, at the Clark Sports Center, 124 County Road 52Cooperstown, NY, 13326

Hemlock trees are an iconic and valuable part of the Catskills region. Come learn about the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect that is threatening our native hemlock trees. We will discuss identification of the insect, and how you can help contribute to scientific projects to manage this invasive pest and preserve hemlocks on our landscape. There will also be a short field component where we will practice surveying hemlocks for hemlock woolly adelgid.

Registration is required for this event. If you would like to attend, please fill out the form at https://occainfo.org/signup/ . If you have any questions, please emali dsnider@catskillcenter.org.

 

THORN PRESERVE INVASIVE PULL AND NATIVE PLANTING PREPARATION

Monday April 22, 10am-3pm, at the Thorn Preserve, 55 John Joy Road, Woodstock, NY, 12498

Join us at the Thorn Preserve to help prepare the preserve for a native replanting effort of over 800 trees and shrubs at the end of the week! We will also be discussing best management practices for common invasive species such as Japanese knotweed, Japanese barberry, Eurasian bittersweet and more.

The Catskill Center will provide tools and work gloves along with water and snacks. You are welcome to bring your own tools, ( and you should label them), and your own gloves. Dress for the weather and for digging in the dirt.

 

LESSER CELANDINE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Tuesday, April 23, 9am-3pm, at the Thorn Preserve, 55 John Joy Road, Woodstock, NY 12498

Lesser celandine is an invasive early-emerging flowering plant that spreads aggressively along stream sides and similar wet areas. It’s dense coverage can impede the growth of other spring ephemerals. In this all-day workshop, we will discuss this plant’s invasive origins, biology, and best treatment methods. We will also introduce and practice with iMapInvasives, a statewide database and reporting tool for invasive plants, animals and insects.

Registration is required for this event. Please RSVP to dsnider@catskillcenter.org if you would like to attend or have any questions.

 

HEMLOCK WOOLLY ADELGID MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Thursday, April 25, 9am-3pm, at the Thorn Preserve, 55 John Joy Road, Woodstock, NY 12498

Hemlock trees are a precious resource in New York State, contributing to healthy stream ecosystems, water quality, and recreation. Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is an invasive insect that is spreading throughout the Catskills region, threatening to wipe out this valuable tree species. In this all-day workshop, we discuss the background of the HWA infestation, the insect’s unique biology, and the benefits and disadvantages of available management and treatment methods. We will also offer training in phenological surveys and free reporting tools for hemlock woolly adelgid, which help better target control methods for the invasive insect. We will finish the training with a practical demonstration and practice session of HWA survey methods.

Registration is required for this event. Please RSVP to dsnider@catskillcenter.org if you would like to attend or have any questions.

 

THORN PRESERVE NATIVE TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING

Friday, April 26-Sunday April 28, 10am-3pm, at the Thorn Preserve, 55 John Joy Road, Woodstock, NY 12498

The Spring Invasive Species Awareness Week culminates in a native tree and shrub planting at the Thorn Preserve! As part of an invasive species control project, we will be planting 800 native plants along the West side of the Thorn Preserve. These plants will help manage regrowth and reintroduction of invasive species such as mugwort, Japanese barberry, Eurasian bittersweet, and Japanese knotweed.

 

 

 


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