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Detect Invasive Species Locally with Smartphone App

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

HWA (hemlock wooly adelgid) is a tiny insect pest that has been killing hemlock trees; the pest has been found in Saratoga county. The New York Natural Heritage Program’s Invasive Species Database Program (nyimapinvasives.org), together with partners at the Hemlock Initiative and the Capital Mohawk PRISM is leading an effort by volunteer citizen scientists to identify infected hemlock trees as early as possible.

This class also introduces invasive species such as burning bush plants, oriental bittersweet, and Japanese Barberry. Early detection can be crucial to controlling the spread of these plants and insects (such as HWA) to New York and its northern half, especially where Saratoga County sites.

  • Register to get trained in detecting HWA and the plants mentioned above, and in use of the iMapInvasives Mobile app to record your observations in New York’s invasive species database.

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Kristopher Williams
PRISM Coordinator, Capital/Mohawk Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management
518-885-8995 ext. 2218


Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Last updated August 29, 2019