Training Programs: Invasive Species

Protecting clean water is our top priority at the Adirondack Watershed Institute. We are delighted to partner with the Adirondack Lakes Alliance to offer a series of educational and training programs to our business partners, community members and friends interested in helping to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in our waterways.

Offered through the Paul Smith's College Training Institute, this program is the first in a series of Protect Your Water programs.

Originally launched during the 2020 Invasive Species Awareness Week, the program focuses on how to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic organisms in our lakes and rivers. Programs will be open and ongoing throughout the summer.

There are two ways to participate.

Daily Digitals

Tune in to AWI's YouTube channel to watch a daily ½ hour video on Aquatic Invasive Species Identification and Spread Prevention. Subscribe to the channel to access these or watch for the link on social media. Videos can be watched at your pace.

June 25: Invasive Species 101
June 26: Aquatic Plant Identification
June 27: Aquatic Invasive Species Overview
June 28: Watercraft Anatomy
June 29: Watercraft Inspection for AIS

Certification in Aquatic Invasive Species Identification and Spread Prevention:

Learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, earn some credentials.

Watch 3-5 Daily Digital videos, complete the quizzes, post questions or comments to the online Discussion Board and join a live interactive webinar to earn the AWI Advanced Certificate.

A one-hour, live, interactive, online discussion will be held on Thursday, July 30 at 7pm-8pm and will feature AWI's Executive Director, Dan Kelting and other AWI staff.

To register, email Dan at with the subject line Protect Your Water. Watch for future live, online discussions.

This training is offered at no charge and is open to the public. However, a tax deductible donation to AWI is encouraged to allow us to continue this series and pursue our mission to protect clean water.

Thank you for all you do to protect the waterways of the Adirondacks!

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Tel: 518-327-6213
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