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July 6, 2013

Educational events focus on invasive species



Businesses and local governments are cooperating by posting invasive-species messages on signs throughout the region. Georgia-Pacific in Plattsburgh has agreed to use its marquee on Route 9 north to promote awareness, for example.

Residents and tourists are invited to visit the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program website — — for educational information on identifying invasive species already present in the Adirondacks.

The Invasive Plant Program is then asking people to walk Adirondack trials on Sunday to search for any signs of invasives. Anyone who does identify an unwanted species is asked to call the program at 576-2082.


Guy Middleton, Upper Saranac Lake Foundation manager, will lead a paddle from Fish Creek Campsite upstream to observe unmanaged watermilfoil sites on Monday beginning at 9 a.m. There is no cost for the event, but space is limited. People should call Middleton at 796-1052 to reserve space.

Canoes and life jackets will be available, if needed.

For more information and a schedule of week-long activities, visit the Invasive Plant Program website at

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For more information on the 8th Annual Invasive Species Awareness Week and a schedule of week-long activities, visit the Invasive Plant Program web site at


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