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New York Invasive Species Awareness Week! (June 6th-June12th)

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week! (June 6th-June12th)

Invasive species are our specialty, so we have a few events going on to help you celebrate this year’s NY Invasive Species Awareness Week! Taking place from Monday, June 6th to Saturday, June 12th, this is the perfect opportunity to get outside and take a look at invasive species threatening ecosystems in the Finger Lakes […]

By May 23, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
Check out our Annual Report!

Check out our Annual Report!

2021-2022 Annual Report is here! Full report available here: Finger Lakes PRISM2021_2022 2021-2022 Summary The Finger Lakes PRISM consulted with CC Environment and Planning to update our 5-year strategic plan. The result is a more succinct plan with measurable goals and outputs. While 2021 brought additional challenges and opportunities, the Finger Lakes PRISM and Finger […]

By April 14, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
Announcing Request for Bids: Hydrilla Control

Announcing Request for Bids: Hydrilla Control

Request for Bids: Aquatic herbicide control of Hydrilla verticillata in Finger Lakes and Great Lakes Region Request for Bid (RFB) Aquatic herbicide control of Hydrilla verticillata in Finger Lakes and Great Lakes Region Release Date: Monday, February 4, 2022 Due date and time: Friday, March 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM Download here: RFB 2022 – […]

By February 4, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
Come join us in the field!

Come join us in the field!

Looking to get outside? We’ll be hosting several hiking and paddling events throughout the month of August and we are looking for people to join us! Whether you are someone who is wanting to learn more about invasive species, or someone who just likes to be outside, then consider these events below! Saturday, August 14th, […]

By August 6, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Invasive Species Webinar Series!

Invasive Species Webinar Series!

PREVIOUS WEBINARS: PAST: Protecting Rare Species from Invasives in the Finger Lakes Presenter: Steve Young, Chief Botanist, NY Natural Heritage Program When: Jan 12, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Meeting Recording: https://hws.zoom.us/rec/share/4vjU_6x44V4RFNgW7kL0sEU3_LPYfQ6e8rCaaGjH1uY92B78O-UWDb04M4FYpNJO.ZLsgs5tX9k6wcWok  A Review of AIS Monitoring in the Finger Lakes, 2016-2020 Presenter: Kathryn Monacelli, Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William […]

By October 21, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
2020 NYISAW Call for Events!!

2020 NYISAW Call for Events!!

                    Invasive species are on the move; everyone can help to stop their spread Activities Set for New York’s SEVENTH Invasive Species Awareness Week, June 7-13th GENEVA, NY – This year marks the SEVENTH Invasive Species Awareness Week in New York. Some of the greatest harm […]

By July 3, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Starry Stonewort

Starry Stonewort

Starry stonewort is a rooted macroalgae often found in lakes and rivers and can grow to two meters in length.  This plant is green with star shaped rhizoids that form from late fall though winter.

By October 22, 2014 Read More →
Mile-A-Minute – NEW TO REGION!

Mile-A-Minute – NEW TO REGION!

Mile-a-minute is an herbaceous, annual, trailing vine that can reach lengths of six meters or more. Its stems are covered with barbs which are also present on the underside of the leaf blades. The light green-colored leaves are triangle-shaped and alternate along the stem. Iridescent blue berry-like fruits are produced beginning in mid-summer and continuing until the plants are killed by frost in the fall. The seeds within these fruits can remain viable in the soil for up to six years.

By February 12, 2014 Read More →
Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed

Giant hogweed is a biennial herb that grows to 8-14 feet. Plants sprout in early spring from forked taproots or seeds. Stems are hollow, and leaves are lobed. The best time to identify giant hogweed is when it is in bloom in June.

By October 8, 2013 Read More →