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​4-H invasive species project in Steuben County

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Are you interested in learning about different plants? What about domestic vs invasive species? Do you want to help local professionals like DEC locate different species in Steuben County – maybe right in your back yard!? YOUR information will be included in REAL reports submitted to various local, state and federal databases! Keep reading to learn about this NEW project at CCE-Steuben!

What is this project?

This project will help identify, locate, and map invasive species in our county. We aim to reduce the introduction, spread and impact that invasive species has throughout the region.

What is an Invasive Species?

It’s an organism (plant, animal, fungus) that is NOT native to the area and which has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy, or human health. Many invasive species take over habitat for native organisms so aggressively that native species become endangered.

Why get involved?

If you want to help protect our valuable natural resources and the environment or give back to the community then join our team! We need feet on the ground to help us identify and map Japanese Knotweed and Black Swallow Wort. These species are newer to our area and we want to monitor where it is already and track movement in order to better manage these invasive plants.

Please call 607-664-2300 to reserve your spot!

Contact

Jenny Groen
4-H/Youth Educator
jmg422@cornell.edu
(607) 583-3245

Location

Civil Defense Center
7220 State Route 54
Bath, NY 14810