Invasives Summer Hunt

Let the hunt begin! Join our first Summer Invasives Hunt, starting June 5, 2023 (the beginning of New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week) through August 18, 2023 (the beginning of the LGA’s Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring Weekend).

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Our goal is to create a community map that pinpoints where invasive species are living on land and in the water. To be part of this community science team, join our Facebook group, where we will post new invasive species for you to find, snap photos of, and post on the group page. In mid-August, we’ll gather everyone’s finds to enter into iMapInvasives to make our map.

For added incentive, everyone who takes part in the hunt throughout the summer will be eligible to enter into a raffle for four Floating Classroom tickets (see entry form at the bottom of this page).

Who: Everyone who wants to protect our Lake from invasive species.

What: Summer Invasives Hunt

Where: Hunt in the Lake George watershed; gather on Facebook

When: June 5 – August 18

Why: The information we gather will be used to create a map that will be shared on the LGA website and used year after year to track harmful invasives.

AQUATIC INVASIVES

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Be on the Lookout!

These species haven't been found at Lake George yet, but keep an eye out for them while you are on the hunt.

INVASIVE INSECTS & WORMS

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*PLEASE NOTE: From mid-April through mid-July, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is in its crawler phase. If you encounter HWA during your hunt, please end your hunt immediately and wash your clothes before heading out again. This will help to avoid accidentally spreading HWA to uninfested areas.

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Be on the Lookout!

These species haven't been found at Lake George yet, but keep an eye out for them while you are on the hunt.

INVASIVE PLANTS

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Be on the Lookout!

These species haven't been found at Lake George yet, but keep an eye out for them while you are on the hunt.

Enter the Raffle: