WNY Tick Awareness Forum

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Register Online (You can use this link to register for either of the main events, the live stream, or any of the satellite viewings).

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. The Governor and 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 or online, featuring a presentation from Lynn Braband of NYSIPM, health department officials, and a panel of community leaders. This event is brought to you by the New York State IPM Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua, Erie, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, and Cattaraugus Counties.

Register in advance to receive a free tick removal kit!

Multiple ways to participate: Attend one of our main events or watch remotely.

In-Person Events: $5/person * Light Refreshments * Tick Removal Kit * Q&A

Registration begins 30 minutes prior.

Erie County: January 24th, 2019; 4pm – 6pm; West Seneca Community Center; 1300 Union Road; West Seneca, NY; Contact: Sharon Bachman, CCE-Erie County, at sin2@cornell.edu or 716-652-5400 ext.150.

Chautauqua County: February 16th, 2019; 1pm – 3pm; Frank W Bratt Agricultural Center; 3542 Turner Road; Jamestown, NY; Contact: Katelyn Walley-Stoll, CCE-Chautauqua County, at kaw249@cornell.edu or 716-664-9502 ext. 202.

View our live streams: We will also be live streaming each of our two in-person events at the designated times.

  • View the event from the comfort of your own home at no cost by joining the WNY Beginning Farmers and Homesteaders group on Facebook (you will have to request to join ahead of time and will not be eligible to receive a free tick removal kit).
  • Genesee County: Satellite Viewing of the January 24th event at CCE-Genesee, 420 E Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. Contact Janice Beglinger at 585-343-3040 or jmb374@cornell.edu.
  • Orleans County: Satellite viewing of the February 16th event at the Trolley Building, 12690 State Rt 31, Albion, NY 14411. Contact Katie Oakes at 585-798-4265 or klo54@cornell.edu.
  • Wyoming County: Satellite viewing of the January 24th event at the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center, 36 Center St. Warsaw, NY 14569. Contact Don Gasiewicz at 585 786 2251 drg35@cornell.edu.

Register Online (You can use this link to register for either of the main events, the live stream, or any of the satellite viewings). 



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