Talks & Treks: Invasive Species Walk

Photo: Chris Ray


4:00 PM


Sweedler Preserve at Lick Brook—town of Ithaca, Tompkins County


Registration is required and this trip is limited to 20 people. Please email to register, providing your name and email address.


Join Matt Gallo, Terrestrial Invasive Species Outreach Coordinator for Finger Lakes PRISM, on a walk at the Land Trust’s Sweedler Preserve at Lick Brook during New York Invasive Species Awareness Week. Matt will discuss the impacts of invasive plant and insect species, including the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). Participants will learn how to identify and document the HWA which threatens our hemlock trees—one of the most important tree species in our local forests.  We will enjoy beautiful trails, learn about local ecology, and contribute to vital conservation efforts.


From Ithaca follow Rt. 13 south to just past Buttermilk Falls State Park. Turn left on Sandbank Road. At Y intersection bear right on Town Line Road. Park immediately on right side of the road (before the bridge). Sweedler Preserve is to the right (white trail).


Except in the case of extreme weather, events go rain or shine. Please check this web page for updates.

Please no dogs.

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