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When Nature Attacks: The Challenges of Invasive Species in Albany’s Washington Park
June 12, 2021: 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
Here’s a Jeopardy question for Capital Region naturalists:
What do Oriental Bittersweet, emerald ash borer, Japanese knotweed, hemlock wooly adelgid, and Norway Maple have in common?
Answer: They are all invasive species in our neighborhood!
Join Kristopher Williams from Cornell Cooperative Extension for this program when he will talk about trees, pests, and aquatic issues that we face in Washington Park. New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week is June 6-12, and the Washington Park Conservancy has planned this special program to learn more about invasive species in our local area and what we can do about them.
Kristopher Williams is Invasive Species Coordinator, Capital Region PRISM, Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, Cornell Cooperative Extension. The mission of the annual New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state, and empowering them to take action to help stop the spread.