Volunteer Lake Steward Training

The Volunteer Lake Steward Training will take place on June 21st at Jefferson County Community College from 1 - 4 pm. The Volunteer Lake Steward (VLS) Program promotes water resource stewardship by actively involving individuals in preventing the spread of harmful aquatic invasive species that threaten New York's ecosystems.

Citizen involvement in watercraft inspections and monitoring for invasive species increases public awareness about the threat of aquatic invasives. Volunteers serve to inform and educate the public about how people can help prevent the spread of invasives by inspecting their watercraft and removing aquatic plants and animals from their boats and equipment before entering and leaving an access site.

News & Events

We are now filling positions for the 2017 boating season!  Watershed stewards, decontamination stewards, regional supervisors...

City Recreation Center, Plattsburgh

AWI staff will be in Plattsburgh for the Discover Service and Earth Day Festival on April 22nd from 12-4pm.  Come talk to us...

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The mission of the Adirondack Watershed Institute of Paul Smith's College is to create scientifically-sound knowledge about terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and human relationships with the environment, enhance the educational opportunities available for undergraduate students and to engage the Adirondack Community in ways that facilitate the stewardship of our natural resources.

Adirondack Watershed Institute
Paul Smith's College
P.O. Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970-0244
Tel: 518-327-6213
Fax: 518-327-6369