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Guided Forest Pest Walk and Talk-Forest Park Camden

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

When:  Friday, March 13th, 10:30-1:30 pm (3/20 inclement weather date)

Where: Forest Park in Camden, NY. Directions to Forest Park

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Meet at Raymond Woods Pavilion inside Forest Park, look for SLELO signs (link to detailed map ).

Bring your own bagged lunch/beverages and dress for the weather as the entire event is outdoors. Forest Park has flat paved trails and is wheelchair accessible. Please don’t bring your pets to the event.

Learn about hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect that kills hemlock trees and how to can help strengthen early detection efforts for this insect.  You will be brought on a guided walk and talk on the public trails at Forest Park and be shown how to survey for signs of HWA on-site and learn to use the iMapInvasives mobile app to report both negative and positive sightings.

 Join us and learn about:

  • Hemlock Tree Identification and Ecology
  • Introduction to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
  • HWA Early Detection Survey Techniques
  • Reporting Observations Using iMapInvasives Mobile App
  • Help strengthen early detection efforts for invasive species

Dress for cold and snow!

Attendees are encouraged to make a free iMapInvasives user account and download the iMap mobile app prior to attending the hike. By searching for and reporting observations, volunteers aid a state-wide effort to monitor for and manage HWA.

Before attending the hike please follow the below steps to set up a free iMapInvasives user account.


If you have a mobile device, follow these additional steps:

  • Download the iMapInvasives mobile app in the google play or the app store onto your mobile device
  • Visit your email and find the iMapInvasive user account confirmation email and open it to confirm your account
  • Sign onto the IMapInvasives mobile app using the credentials you made on the iMap Website
  • We will show you how to use the mobile app at the training here is a guide for reference
  • For those using the online version here are instructions and SLELO PRISM hosts trainings on how to use the iMap desktop version in the spring and there are other trainings available at






March 13
10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Forest Park
10-24 Ripley Rd, Camden, NY 13316


Megan Pistolese
Hemlock Initiative

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