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June 23, 2018

"Take a Rake" Workshop

6/23 9:00 am - 6/23 11:00 am


Saturday, June 23
9 - 11 a.m.
Speculator Pavilion, Route 30


The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a "Take a Rake" Workshop Saturday June 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Speculator Pavilion, Route 30.  Learn how to survey lakes for aquatic invasive plants with a specialized sampling rake, and take one home! 

The workshop will be jam packed with a presentation, time to view samples of submerged and floating invasive plants, and a rake toss demonstration. Rake tosses are an effective and easy way to survey lakes for unwanted invaders. Early detection results in rapid response and an opportunity to manage or eliminate invasive species that decrease property value, make fishing and boating unenjoyable, and harm ecosystems.

The District has partnered with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program to offer this great event to our lake association members, shoreline property owners, and concerned conservationists.  APIPP’s Erin Vennie-Vollrath will have samples of aquatic invasive plants on hand like Eurasian watermilfoil, water chestnut, and hydrilla to show key identification features. We will then head to the dock on Lake Pleasant where you can practice your rake toss technique and learn how to survey your lakes for alien plants.  Additional information is provided on this linked poster.

Registration

$10
Due June 20
Complete the attached form (and available at /www.hcswcd.com/ and mail or drop off with check made payable to HCSWCD.

PO BOX 166, Lake Pleasant NY 12108

Copies of the registration form  are also available at our office at 103 County View Drive, Lake Pleasant.

We hope to see you there! 

 

Caitlin Stewart, Conservation Educator

Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District

 518-548-3991  *  www.hcswcd.com  *  Facebook  *  You Tube

 

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June 24, 2018

LPSA Spring Brunch / Lunch

6/24 11:30 am - 6/24 2:30 pm


The annual LPSA Spring Brunch Social will be held on Sunday, June 24, at Oak Mountain.

Gather at 11:30; Welcoming meeting at 12:00;  Brunch at 12:30; Program to follow.

The speaker will be Jim Stickles, Region 5 Big Game Biologist of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).  He will talk about the bear and moose in our area.

The price includes tax and gratuity:  $21.50 per adult, $8.00 per child 12 & under, children under 3 are free.

If you have additional questions, call event coordinator Chari Smith at 518-548-5615.

Please mail your reservation and payment check by June 15, payable to LPSA, mailed to LPSA, P.O. Box 383, Wells, NY 12190-0383.  Please provide the names of the people covered by your payment.

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