Saratoga’s Kayaderosseras Creek is connected both by water and by road to NY City, an international trade hub, and is more ecologically threatened than most other places by invasive species.
Laurel Gailor will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Kayaderosseras Annual Meeting. She works for the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ballston Spa and she is a foot soldier in the fight against unwanted organisms in the Saratoga environment. Gailor is the current coordinator of the Capital/Mohawk PRISM organization that works to manage invasive species. Gailor has been involved in education, management and control efforts for years, indeed for decades.
She will explain what is considered as an invasive species, how they get here, why they are a problem, and some of the key ways to manage them. After a brief overview, the focus will be on aquatic and stream edge species that are particularly troubling to the Kayaderosseras. The public is invited to attend.
In addition to the featured speaker, the FoK will elect officers, present awards, and review the activities of the hands-on environmental organization. Perhaps the most important part of the Meeting is the Open Forum where members and the general public may suggest new projects, point out areas of concern, and help point the organization in new directions.
The FoK Annual Meeting will be held at 7pm on March 6 in the Administration Building at the Saratoga Spa Park. Near the Gideon Putnam Hotel. There will be signs pointing the way.
You do not need to be a member to attend: