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​Invasive Species Awareness Week: June 7

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Invasive Species Awareness Week, June 5-9, is a time to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause. We want to empower YOU to stop the spread of invasive species!

  • June 5, 6-7pm, Canton Free Library Paige Room
    • Emerald Ash Borer with Aaron Barrigar of the SLC Soil and Water Conservation District
  • June 6, 6:30-8pm, SLU Wachtmeister Field Station
    • Spotted Lantern Fly with Kayla Edmunds of Nature up North and Nick Hamilton-Honey of Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • June 7, 7-8pm, LOCATION CHANGE !!
  • This will now be at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm Front Classroom
    • Dr. Jess Rogers, Environmental Studies Professor at SUNY Potsdam, will talk about her purple loosestrife research. Since 2017, Dr. Rogers has been conducting research with students and collaborators mapping purple loosestrife infestations along our North Country roads. In the last few years, she has been raising and releasing tiny beetles to combat this invasive in our local wetlands.
  • June 8, 6:30-8pm, Potsdam Public Library Mezzanine Classroom
    • Gardeners' role in controlling invasives with Erica LaFountain and Nick Hamilton-Honey of Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • June 9, 1-2pm, Potsdam Public Library
    • Wild parsnip, Spotted Wing Drosophila, ask a naturalist or Master Gardener Volunteer with Ken Kogut (MGV) and Nick Hamilton-Honey




Nick Hamilton-Honey
Natural Resources & Energy Educator
315-379-9192 ext 230


Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County
2043B State Highway 68
Canton, NY 13617

Last updated June 7, 2023