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Week One: Lake Walk

Invaders in Our Backyards
Speaker/Guide: Elyse Henshaw
Location: Lakeside porch of the Youth Activities Center near Heinz Beach


Quietly infiltrating backyards, city-scapes and forests, invasive species are changing the many dynamic ecosystems that exist. What are the impacts of these different invasives and what ones have arrived into our very own backyards? Join Elyse Henshaw, Conservation Technician with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, as she discusses various invasive species found in our region, what changes they are making to our backyards and beyond and what we can do to help our native ecosystems. 

With a focus on land conservation and watershed education, the CWC, a 501C3 is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams and watersheds of the Chautauqua region. Working with residents, landowners, landscapers, developers, contractors, public officials, and governmental entities, CWC promotes best land management practices and preserves and restores the waterways/sheds of the region. CWC has led efforts resulting in the conservation of more than 1,000 acres of land and 2 miles of shoreline!

Earlier Event: June 26
Week One: Monarch Moments
Later Event: June 27
Week One: Bird Talk and Walk