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NY Invasive Species Website Updated

Newark, N.Y.; August 23, 2019. New York Sea Grant (NYSG) has updated the New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse website to include iMapinvasive maps that allow for real-time information, watercraft inspection content, and more user-friendly navigation.

The nyis.info site provides users with the latest information on terrestrial and aquatic plant, animal, and insect invasive species; pathogens; and parasites. This enhanced resource also includes best management strategies for joining the battle to combat the impact of invasive species; state and federal regulations updates; and a link to the iMapInvasives reporting website.
Visitors to nyis.info can learn
about water chestnut (above)

The nyis.info update now provides programming and training templates, best practices material, start-up resources for watercraft inspection program leaders, and K-12 aquatic invasive species education materials.

For more information on aquatic invasive species, contact New York Sea Grant at SGOswego@cornell.edu or call 315-312-3042. For questions pertaining to agricultural, forest, lawn and garden, and other terrestrial invasive species, contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension or one of the eight Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management in New York State.

To learn more about New York Sea Grant, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, visit www.nyseagrant.org.


Meet the Candidates!

Aug 17 –Meet the Candidates: On Saturday, August 17at 2:00 pm, Debbie Napolitano and Jim Byron. On this afternoon, Debbie and Jim will explain their reasons for running and discuss their ideas on the important issues. This event is free and open to all at Books, ETC., 78 W. Main St. in Macedon. For more information, books_etc@yahoo.com



Aug 10 – Adam DeRose: On Saturday, July 20 at 2:00 PM, Adam DeRose at Books, ETC. Adam DeRose will present his new book . Mr. DeRose writes about a humorous character who wishes to be a firefighter. Come to Books ETC to hear this wonderful presenter. This group is free and open to the public at Books, ETC. 78 W. Main St., Macedon NY. For more information call John Cieslinski at 585-474-4116 or email books_etc@yahoo.com.


August 30 in Webster: Erosion Management for Lake Ontario Residents

Lake Ontario waterfront property owners can learn about
erosion management at an August 30 workshop in Webster.
Photo: NYSG/Roy Widrig

Please pre-register. . .

Webster, N.Y.; July 30, 2019.  To help waterfront property owners address shoreline erosion issues, New York Sea Grant will host an Erosion Management for Lake Ontario Shoreline Residents workshop from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm on Friday, August 30, 2019, at the Parkside Lodge in Webster Park, 255 Holt Road, Webster, NY. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited and registration is required at http://nyseagrant.org/shorelinemanagement or by calling 315-312-3042.

The workshop agenda includes sessions on:

. sustainable and innovative shoreline protection options,
. how different types and designs of shoreline management options interact with coastal processes, neighboring properties, and delicate coastal ecosystems,
. the use of nature-based shoreline techniques to build resiliency and protect shoreline property from erosion, and
. details on the permitting process for shoreline work in New York State’s Great Lakes coastal zones.

"Developing a better understanding of how coastal and lake processes impact Lake Ontario’s shoreline will help property owners determine which management technique is best suited to the needs specific to their property," says workshop organizer and New York Sea Grant Great Lakes Coastal Processes and Hazards Specialist Roy Widrig.

Widrig, author of the Erosion Management for New York’s Great Lakes Shorelines guide published by New York Sea Grant earlier this year will present on the role coastal processes have on the design and effectiveness of shoreline erosion management options.

Thomas Haley with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will present on the DEC permitting requirements and process, and Matthew Maraglio of the New York State Department of State will share information on the New York Coastal Consistency Review.

Workshop attendees will receive a free copy of the 16-page Erosion Management for New York’s Great Lakes Shorelines guide, which includes examples of projects in Monroe, Wayne, Cayuga, Oswego and Jefferson counties.

For more information on the August 30 workshop, contact Roy Widrig at 315-312-3042, rlw294@cornell.edu.

To learn more about New York Sea Grant, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, visit www.nyseagrant.org.


Red Cross Bloodmobile Drive August 7

Seneca Falls, N.Y.: July 25, 2019. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be accepting whole blood and power red blood donations on Wednesday, August 7 from 10 am to 4 pm at the 2019 Empire Farm Days agricultural trade show and rural living event at Rodman Lott and Son Farms at 2973 State Route 414 in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Organizers suggest calling ahead to 1-800-RED-CROSS or going online to redcrossblood.org to make an appointment time. Walk-ins are welcome, but using the Rapid Pass at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass will save time at the show. The Red Cross Bloodmobile is an air-conditioned conversion bus.

Admission to Empire Farm Days is free; parking is $10 per vehicle. Daily schedules and more information are posted at www.empirefarmdays.com. You can also find information on Facebook and Instagram. For questions, contact the show office at 1-877-697-7837.


Finger Lakes Institute to present farm and forest invasive species program

Spotted lanternfly. Photo: FL PRISM

Seneca Falls, NY.: July 21, 2019.  Spotted lanternfly may be getting a lot of attention lately, but it is not the only invasive species causing concern or issues for farmers and forest owners. A daily program at 11:30 am in the Lot 919 building at the August 6-8, 2019 Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls, N.Y., will focus on a variety of invasive insects demanding notice.

Emerald ash borer, European crane fly, swede midge, spotted wing drosophila, and spotted lanternfly are some of the species that Patty Wakefield-Brown, with the Finger Lakes Institute and Finger Lakes PRISM: Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, will present. The Invasive Species Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator with Finger Lakes PRISM, Wakefield-Brown will share new information on the range of these pests, how to identify the problem insects, and management strategies and invite questions. The impact of changing weather conditions on invasive species will be noted.

A Finger Lakes PRISM information booth will be available to visit throughout the show in the same building as the daily program. Finger Lakes PRISM resources include a 2019 Land Manager’s Guide to Developing an Invasive Plant Management Plan.

The Finger Lakes PRISM housed in the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges covers 17 update counties, working with diverse stakeholders to reduce the impact of invasive species.

The Empire Farm Days agricultural trade show and rural living event is held at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY. Admission is free; parking is $10 per vehicle. More information on the show and its working equipment and crops demonstrations, test driving opportunities, products, live horse and cattle demonstrations, safety information, and more is online at http://empirefarmdays.com/. Also see Facebook and Instagram.


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