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Climate Change and Invasive Fish at VIC

PAUL SMITHS In conjunction with the third annual Adirondack Park Invasive Species Awareness Week, the Adirondack Park Agency Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) in Paul Smiths will feature a presentation on invasive fish species as part of the Adirondack Almanac Lecture Series Wednesday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. Mark Malchoff, of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant, will present a program entitled, Climate Change and Invasive Fish. Malchoff is a program leader and aquatic resource specialist for the Lake Champlain Sea Grant and is based at the Lake Champlain Research Institute at SUNY Plattsburgh. The Lake Champlain Sea Grant, based in Burlington, is a cooperative program of the University of Vermont and Plattsburgh State University of New York and part of a national network coordinated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The July 9 program at the Paul Smiths VIC is free and open to the public. It is part of a Parkwide effort to educate the public about the invasive plants and animals threaten Adirondack lakes, ponds, rivers and forests. The Adirondack Park Invasive Species Awareness Week was founded in 2006 and is now held the second week every July. To find similar programs and events held through July 12, log on to the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Web site at www.adkinvasives.com.

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