Seeking Volunteers to Help Monitor for HWA

On Saturday, November 3, from 10 am – 12 pm, LGLC staff will provide a hands-on training for those interested in becoming more active in the LGLC’s efforts to monitor the watershed’s hemlock forests. All levels of experience welcome; if you can hike, you can help!

Late fall through winter is the ideal time of year to observe HWA infestations because of their small cotton-ball-like masses at the base of hemlock needles. This training will prepare attendees to become Volunteer Monitors, armed with the knowledge of how to identify Eastern hemlocks and HWA, and how to report any sightings on iMapInvasives, an online database for New York State.

(Please note: Database use is not required for Volunteer Monitors, but can be a useful tool. Volunteers may also report any findings or trail surveys directly to LGLC staff by email, phone or mail.)

Refreshments will be provided. An outdoor walk-about is a planned part of this training; please come prepared for being outside. To ensure proper supplies and alert attendees of changes and updates, RSVP is requested – to RSVP, or for more information, email Monica Dore at or call 518-644-9673.