Adirondack Invasive Species Awareness Week July 7-13, 2013

Adirondack Invasive Species Awareness Week
Celebrated Annually the Second Week of July
Adirondack communities and organizations will celebrate the 8th annual ISAW July 7 - July 13, 2013.

WHY*    Invasive plants and animals threaten Adirondack lakes, ponds, rivers, and forests, which are precious resources that underwrite the economy of many communities through recreation, tourism, forestry, and numerous other uses.

WHAT*  Learn about the issues surrounding invasive species (both plant and animal, aquatic and terrestrial) and about the importance of native biodiversity in the Adirondacks by attending workshops, field trips, lectures, and control parties. 

WHO*   Hundreds of citizens of all ages across the Adirondack region.

WHERE*   Nature centers, natural areas, lakes, rivers, agricultural fields, parks, campgrounds, institutions of higher learning, natural history museums…

WHEN*   The second week of July every year.

HOW*   Plan an activity for adults or youth. Attend a lecture.  Visit a display.  Lend a hand during an invasive species control project.  Be involved.

*used with the permission of the Adirondack Invasive website

On June 5, 2006, former Governor Pataki proclaimed the second week of July 
Adirondack Park Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW). 

© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.


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