As part of Invasive Species Awareness Week the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is now offering aquatic invasive species (AIS) ID and Survey Protocol Training.

This online program will teach participants how to identify AIS like Eurasian watermilfoil, hydrilla, and spiny waterflea, as well as how to perform simple surveys to detect their presence in a water body. Detecting infestations early can lead to removal when the likelihood of successful eradication is highest.

The training will be held June 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sign up here if you’d like to join the training.

To date, over 800 citizens have volunteered to survey over 420 Adirondack water bodies. Annual participation has helped to establish baseline distribution information for the region, which guides APIPP’s prevention and management efforts.

APIPP is looking for volunteers to survey Adirondack lakes and ponds for AIS. Let them know if you’re interested in helping out, and on which waterway. For more information about the training, or if you want to volunteer, please contact APIPP’s Aquatic Project Coordinator Erin Vennie-Vollrath at evennie-vollrath@tnc.org.