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HWA Training Tonight!

Posted on Jan 7, 2016

Tonight! Call For Citizen Scientists: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Training

Do you enjoy the great outdoors and want to help protect it? Join us Thursday, January 7th at 6pm for a training session on the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), an invasive insect that is threatening our local forests. Find out what damage this bug is causing, what is being done to combat this unwanted visitor and how you can get involved! Questions? Contact Elyse Henshaw, RTPI Conservation Technician, at ehenshaw AT rtpi.org.

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA)

This winter season we will have a series of field surveys in which the public is invited to join and work alongside RTPI, CWC and JCC researchers, conservationists and professors. As we all know, Western New York winter weather can be rather snowy and cold. Individuals interested in participating in surveys should be prepared for the weather with warm clothing and boots. Snow pants and snow shoes or cross country skis are highly recommended when snow pack is deep.

Dobbin's Woods HWA Survey

HWA Survey

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey: Saturday January 9, 2016 9am

Join us Saturday morning for our first survey of the season. We will be surveying the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s Elm Flats First Preserve located in the town of Chautauqua. We will meet on Lawson Road in front of the preserve to give instruction and then hike to the hemlock stand. Please visit http://chautauquawatershed.org/index.php/preserves/our-preserves for directions.