Author Archives: Maureen Leupold

Emerald Ash Borer infested Ash

These Ash trees are at Oatka Creek Park near the fishing access on the north side of the creek.   Woodpeckers searching for the larvae peel off strips of bark which look like mulch at the base of the trees.  The ground photo shows another invasive species – Garlic Mustard – which seems to be everywhere […]

New EAB spread prevention

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced new efforts to combat and slow the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive beetle that damages and kills ash trees in forested and urban settings. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have […]

Help Wanted! Trees for Tribs May 2nd Tree Planting!!

Help Wanted! Trees for Tribs (tributaries) At Genesee Country Village and Museum Help plant trees along Oatka Creek May 2, 2015 The Emerald Ash Borers are destroying Ash trees that border Oatka Creek. We have a program to replace the dying Ash with 200 native trees and shrubs that will provide shade and erosion control […]

ECO-fest Recycling Update 2015

From Saturday’s 10th Annual Cool Kids ECO-Fest the following items were collected for reuse or recycling! THE GREEN TALLY: • 12,000 lbs. of E-Waste hauled out by RC&R • 328 pairs of sneakers (to be ground-up and converted into running tracks) • 1,551 paperback books for American Troops • 41 pairs of glasses for the […]