The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture and Markets (DAM) today announced with a Governor’s State Proclamation that New York State’s fifth annual Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is July 8-14. ISAW is an annual campaign that encourages New Yorkers to help protect the State’s lands and waters from the negative impacts of invasive species. The theme of this year’s campaign is “What YOU can do to help stop the spread!” focusing on simple actions people can take to keep these unwanted species from hitchhiking to new areas.

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