Hemlock trees are under attack from an invasive insect, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. On Jan. 26, join Friends of Rogers for a presentation and volunteer training to ‘Save the Hemlocks!’ Beginning at 10:30 a.m., Cornell University’s Caroline Marschner and master naturalist Steve Kinne will explain why the Adelgids are threatening New York forests and how to identify them.
During the training, participants will learn how to report Adelgid sightings using the on-line, GIS-based data management system iMapInvasives. Designed to organize data in the early detection of new populations, iMapInvasives provides an opportunity for citizen scientists to play an active role in the protection of natural resources from invasive species.
Participants should wear outdoor gear and bring a phone or tablet. Pre-registration is required via an e-mail to: email@example.com including name, e-mail address, phone number, city, and iMap log-in information if one has previously been established. iMap log-ins must be created in advance by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Rogers Center, 2721 State Route 80 in Sherburne, is operated by Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs for people of all ages. Seasonal hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, call 607-674-4733 or visit: friendsofrogers.org.