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Adirondack Forest Pest Hunters—Surveying for HWA

January 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Join our friends at the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) on Tuesday, January 24 from 10 – 11:30 am on Zoom to learn about hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) and how you can help survey for this invasive pest in the Lake George region.

HWA is an invasive insect that is killing eastern hemlock trees from the Smoky Mountains to Canada. These hemlock trees provide important habitat and protect water quality by holding soils in place on steep slopes, stream banks, and shoreline. HWA was first found in the Lake George watershed in 2017; since then, the LGLC has worked on the ground with partners to identify and treat infestations throughout the watershed.

If you would like to help us identify new HWA infestations and protect hemlock trees, register here for this free workshop to learn basic identification, survey techniques, and how to sign up for a trail to survey for HWA.

This event is jointly sponsored by the LGLC and our friends at Adirondack Mountain Club, Capital Region PRISM, NYS iMapInvasives, NYS Hemlock Initiative, Ausable River Association, and Champlain Area Trails.