Protector’s Activity: Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species

Did you know that you can spread invasive species by boating, taking a hike, gardening, moving firewood, and many other activities you may enjoy? Learn about invasive species introduction pathways and actions you can take to prevent their spread.

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week

Join guided hikes, paddles, webinars and other events happening across the state for New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week from June 5th-11th!

Protector’s Activity: Visit a Watercraft Inspection Steward

Help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species by visiting a watercraft inspection steward this summer!

Volunteer Challenge

Take the Volunteer Challenge to get involved and win prizes!

A Word From Our Director: 2023 Spring Newsletter

As our climate changes, plants and animals shift their distributions by colonizing and establishing new territory to find suitable microclimates that allow them to persist and producing offspring to continue the process. The problem is that this process takes time, often generations; and the process is complicated by landscape fragmentation such as roads, dams, development, and the impacts invasive species have on habitats.

Volunteer Experience

Hear from Lucas Russel, who has become one of our Invasive Species Warriors, about his experience volunteering with SLELO PRISM.

A Word From a Steward

A watercraft inspection steward shares the importance of the clean, drain, and dry message.

Notable Native Sighting

Water Marigold, Bidens beckii, is commonly found in shallow slow-moving waters. Considered to be a more uncommon species in the northeast, our early detection team has encountered b. beckii during surveys in our region making it a native worth noting.

Aquatic Updates: Spring 2023

Updates from our Aquatic Restoration and Resiliency Coordinator, Brittney Rogers, showcasing WISP, eDNA, and restoration efforts.

Calling All Water Chestnut Organizers

Each year, dozens of conservation professionals and volunteers across the state work together to remove thousands of pounds of water chestnut by hand out from New York waterbodies. Learn how to make your efforts count by reporting your water chestnut pull data to iMapInvasives.