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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 →
HIRING

HIRING

*** HIRING *** All of our aquatic SUMMER POSITIONS have been posted on the HWS Summer Opportunities page linked below. Positions available to suit a number of different interests, skills, career paths, locations, etc. – Entry level AND management positions. – We offer paid training for all positions. – Positions assignments begin mid-late May with […]

By March 21, 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 →
Finger Lakes PRISM Strategic Plan – Implementation Table

Finger Lakes PRISM Strategic Plan – Implementation Table

As part of the Finger Lakes PRISM strategic plan, we have developed a table to visualize our goals as an organization. Attached below, you can read about the PRISM’s goals for prevention of invasive species, and our roadmap to meeting those goals in the coming years. Finger Lakes PRISM Strategic Plan FINAL 6-24-21 24

By December 21, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Finger Lakes Prism Full Partner Meeting – Fall 2019

Finger Lakes Prism Full Partner Meeting – Fall 2019

Our Fall Partners Meeting was a success. Thanks to everyone who attended. The presentations are included in this post.

By December 7, 2019 Read More →
K9’s Clear Invasives

K9’s Clear Invasives

Detection dogs are now being trained to hunt down invasive species.

By November 1, 2019 Read More →
The Hunt for Hydrilla Continues

The Hunt for Hydrilla Continues

Our survey efforts in 2019 are focused on the boat movement pathway of invasion. Specifically, we are surveying areas around boat launches and marinas. We started out collecting macrophyte data every 100 meters anywhere the water depth was 25 feet or shallower, within 1 mile of a launch/marina. Once Hydrilla was detected in late August, […]

By October 23, 2019 Read More →
Spotted Lanternfly on the Move

Spotted Lanternfly on the Move

Spotted lanternfly are on the move, looking for places to lay their eggs. Keep an eye out for this threat and report any sightings as soon as possible.

By September 27, 2019 Read More →
Improving Ecosystems with Aquatic Plants

Improving Ecosystems with Aquatic Plants

Wetland restoration is critical for improving ecosystem services, but many aquatic plant nurseries do not have facilities similar to those typically used for large-scale plant production.

By September 17, 2019 Read More →