Join Lindsay Yoder, Teatown’s Aquatic Programs Coordinator and AIS Program Coordinator for the Lower Hudson PRISM, to learn how you can become an AISF Survey Volunteer! Learn identification skills, full survey protocol, and about all of the ways you can help us map aquatic invasive species throughout the Lower Hudson region. Full training at Teatown Lake Reservation, followed by a group survey field trip to Annsville Creek for those with their own kayaks or canoes. Ages 18+ required for on-water activity, 15+ for general training.
Algae: that thin, slimy layer of green muck whose persistence is enough to make you want to drain the lake altogether. But what is algae anyway? In Part 1 of our Lake Management Lecture Series, we’ll discuss the physiological mechanisms behind algae growth, negative impacts, the potential for harmful algal blooms, and management strategies. For adults.
Northern Snakehead. Chinese Mystery Snail. Bloody Red Shrimp. What do these three species have in common? These are just a few of the many invasive fish and invertebrates that have invaded the Lower Hudson region or could be on their way here. Come discover how to identify these aquatic invasive animals and learn about their diets, adaptations, and harmful effects on our natural ecosystems. After an indoor presentation we’ll make our way to Teatown Lake to scoop for aquatic animals. For everyone.
In this last installment of the Lake Management Lecture Series, we’ll explore the crucial services provided to lakes and rivers by a healthy riparian zone, the transitional zone between the land and the water. Discover why encouraging diverse plant growth along your lake edge will help curb some of the issues discussed throughout the lecture series, including the proliferation of algal blooms and aquatic vegetation. For adults.