Hike and learn with CRISP!

The Catskill Conservation Corps not only holds events and creates volunteer opportunities – we also support and promote other organizations in their efforts to work with volunteers in the Catskills. We’re delighted to share with you a fun and informative volunteer opportunity happening in Ulster County on May 5, 2015.

iMap Invasives – A CRISP event

Curious if emerald ash borer has made its way to your town? Want to know where the closest patch of black swallowwort is? Come explore the Ashokan Center’s gorgeous campus while you learn how to use the database, meet other volunteers, and learn how to identify the Catskills’ most common invaders. The Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) is co-hosting an imap invasives training on Tuesday, May 5th. Imap invasives is a state wide database that gives users access to shared data about the distribution of invasive species. After the event we’ll take a hike around the Ashokan Center’s beautiful trails and map some of their invasives like stilt grass and barberry.

The event takes place at 447 Beaverkill Road in Olivebridge, NY, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please bring a bagged lunch.

For more information, please contact Molly Marquand at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development. 845-586-2611 or mmarquand@catskillcenter.org

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