Summary of Mile-a-Minute Meeting
Emilie Hauser HRNERR
Laura Weyeneth SCA/HRNERR
Donna Cooke CCE
Jen Stengle CCE Putnam
Lynn Barber Audubon, Orange Co. Regional Contact
Kelly Sheridan Audubon
Kris Gilbert NYS DOT Region 9
Annie Osborn NY/NJ Trails Conference
John Mickelson CIESIN
George Profous NYS DEC Stewart
Katrina Shindledecker NYSOPRHP Taconic Region
Next Mile-a-minute meetings:
June 8, -
Scheduled MAM Pulls:
1&2 SCA Event
June 23: 10:30
June 26: 10:00 AM Ward Pound Ridge
July 7: 10:00 AM Ward Pound Ridge
July 11: 10:00 AM Ward Pound Ridge
July 19: 10:00 AM Ward Pound Ridge
July 27: 10:00 AM Ward Pound Ridge
For any other pull dates and locations please contact Laura Weyeneth 845-889-4745 x115
MAM Training in
June at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
This free training session with Margie Turrin and Laura Weyeneth is for anyone who would like to learn how to identify the invasive mile-a-minute vine, help survey the area to look for new infestations, and help hand pull the weed in select locations.
John Mickelson will provide GPS training.
Please RSVP Laura Weyeneth 845-889-4745x115 email@example.com
The deadline for applying is
Grants website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/grants.html
State agencies can apply for the
Terrestrial Invasive Species Eradication Grant Program. They can not apply for
Aquatic Species Eradication. The text is quoted here: Eligible applicants include State Agencies,
municipalities and Not-For-Profit Corporations (NFPs). Other groups must apply
through a municipality or NFP. Proposals for projects that are already
receiving assistance from the Environmental Protection Fund or other
Contact Emilie if you are interested in applying for a joint mile-a-minute grant.
Orange County Audubon and the town
For mile-a-minute, the three
herbicides for which Naja Kraus applied for FIFRA 2(ee) recommendations are
Goal 2 XL, Rodeo and Vegetation Manager Ticlopyr 3SL.
Interstate Update CIESIN:
John Mickelson at CIESIN provides database support for invasive species as part of CIESINs work as the Northeast (National Biological Information Infrastructure) NBII node.
A region-wide tool including a new web address will be coming soon hopefully within the next 6 weeks. John is working with Bob OBrien at Parks and others to insure that data fields are consistent. We will be using this inter-operable website to input and update infestation location and control information. In the meantime, continue to use the IPC reporting form. Once an adequate database is established, it will be possible to model and predict the spread of mile-a-minute.
A new Yahoo Group has been created specifically for the
Has mile-a-minute been identified using remote sensing? A good question for the yahoo group!
Watch streams coming out of Stewart. There are 2 streams west of Stewart that could carry MAM. One of the streams is Beaverdam Brook. It is a tributary of the Otterkill.
The other stream is in the same general area, but further south. It may be
part of Beaverdam Brook or an unnamed tributary of Beaverdam Brook.
These groups were specifically mentioned as ones who are out in the field and could help with monitoring. See action items list below, to see who (if anyone) has volunteered to contact them.
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
Ag. & Markets lack of funding, human resources
Utilities Emilie, George, and John may craft a letter to offer training and ask for
assistance looking for MAM in the field
Urban Forestry Re-Leaf USDA Forest Service has 3 conferences each year
Fish & Game Clubs
Torrey Botanical Society http://www.torreybotanical.org/ John M. has been in contact with them.
Land Trusts Westchester, Hudson Highlands, Putnam Co., Orange Co.
Some infestation sites have yet to be mapped. Please verify with Laura W, if you think your work has not been mapped.
Mountain Road in
Hagstrom Road Maps were used in
Both John Mickelson of CIESIN and Troy Weldy of TNC have offered to produce GIS maps for the Mile-a-Minute Project. Laura will work with them and HRNERR staff to get map packets ready for volunteers.
Margie requested maps for volunteers in
Kris Gilbert requested MAM points in PA she wants to show staff at DOT where MAM is located and its threat to NY near the PA border.
Brochures can be placed by the front door but not in the mail box.
Before leafleting, make sure there is no anti-solicitation law.
Finding Land Owners of Infested Property:
Property owner information is public and can be found at the
town assessor or county real property office.
A realtor may be able to help. Contact John Mickelson for help with
Health and Safety:
Some people have noted that they get contact dermatitis (rash) after pulling mile-a-minute. This is in addition to the stains on skin from the sap. Is this an allergic reaction? Does sap make skin sensitive to the sun (photo-sensitive)? A good question for the yahoo group!
We will discuss how to meet the goals for 2007 at our next meeting, June 8. More information to follow.
1) Con Rail, Metro North, Hudson & Harlem outreach
2) USGS web based database
4) Photos with maps
5) Contact Torrey Botanical Society
1) Send utility letters to Emilie and Laura
2) Follow up with herbicides at Stewart
1) Contact Fish and Game Clubs
3) Follow up article in NY/NJ Trails newsletter
4) Garden Club outreach
1) Help draft letter to utilities
1) Educate DOT staff
Donna Cooke, Jen Stengle, Jeff Geller
1) Train Master Gardeners
2) Make sure Hudson Valley Hort has article for landscapers. MAM = more work
1) Send seeds to Jen Stengle
2) Eradication grant
4) Put MaM brochures in Geocaches
1) Send PA contacts, PA alert and PA points from Linda P. to Kris Gilbert
2) Draft outreach letter to utilities with John
3) E-mail Rockland Co. contact list from Kathy Galione to Margie Turrin
1) Work with Troy Weldy, John Ladd and John Mickelson to produce maps
3) Send invitation to join MAM yahoo group
4) Contact orienteering group(s)
1) Send press releases into local media and newsletters
2) Let Laura know if there are event opportunities
3) Let Laura know how she can help you
4) Send media contact lists to Laura
5) Send utilities contacts to Emilie
6) Keep up the good work!
Nyack Shad Festival Margie Turrin
Cold Spring Farmers Market Putnam CCE
Beacon Strawberry Festival Ann Osborne