Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Chautauqua and Erie Counties are leading a regional initiative to increase awareness of tick-borne diseases and tick management in the Western New York Region. There will be several opportunities to participate in the WNY Tick Awareness Forum.
Lyme disease and several other devastating tick-borne diseases are on the rise in New York due to an increase in the prevalence of ticks and human-tick encounters. Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature have deemed Lyme and other tick-borne diseases a public health priority and are working to raise awareness about ticks, tick avoidance and management. Please consider joining us at either of our regional forums, featuring a presentation from Lynn Braband of NYSIPM, health department officials, and a panel of community leaders.
There are multiple ways to participate. The two main live events will be held in Erie County and Chautauqua County. There will also be satellite locations viewing the event via a live stream in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
Event details are as follows:
Genesee County: Satellite viewing on January 24, 4 – 6 pm, at CCE Genesee, 420 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Contact Jan Beglinger at 585-343-3040 x 132 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register by Jan. 17 to get a tick removal kit.
Attendees who register for one of these events, at least one week in advance, will receive a FREE tick removal kit.There will also be an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session. The fee is $5/person.
This event is brought to you by the New York State IPM Program and Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Chautauqua, Erie, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, and Cattaraugus Counties.