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Kick Off For NISAW

Posted on Feb 23, 2015

Happy National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW)! As events are taking place around the country, spreading the word about invasive species, we teamed up with our friend Andrea Locke WNY PRISM Coordinator to kick things off with a training session on Asian Long-horned Beetle (ALB), Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA). We had 16 people in attendance of the training session and had a brave few stay for the outdoor survey portion of the training, bearing the cold temperatures while searching for HWA here at RTPI. We are happy to report that we didn’t find any in the small portion of the woodlot we surveyed, and our survey efforts will continue later this week at Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area. Keep watch for more updates on survey activities, as each are open to the public to join, and we will be posting more about invasive species throughout the week as we take a proactive stance on slowing the spread of invasives within our region through survey work and educational outreach.

WNY PRISM Training (1)

Elyse Henshaw
Conservation Technician