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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 →
Lansing, Cayuga Lake Hydrilla Population Monitoring Summary 2021

Lansing, Cayuga Lake Hydrilla Population Monitoring Summary 2021

A Hydrilla population was discovered in a private marina, located in Lansing, Tompkins County, NY, late August of 2019. Patches of Hydrilla were growing throughout a 5-acre area consisting of the enclosed marina and a small, connected pond. This site has received three years of chemical control. See the attachment below for a monitoring summary […]

By February 11, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
Join us at our upcoming workshops!

Join us at our upcoming workshops!

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Workshops The PRISM will be hosting a series of in-person Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) workshops throughout February and into March, and we are seeking volunteers! These are great opportunities for people who are interested in getting outside, helping their environment, and looking to make a difference. You will learn from experts in […]

By January 25, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
2021 Sneak Peek of our ‘Year in Review’

2021 Sneak Peek of our ‘Year in Review’

Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) 2021 Year in Review 2021_FingerLakesPRISM (pdf) 2021 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. The Finger Lakes PRISM and Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and […]

By November 23, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Emergency Response to SLF Webinar

Emergency Response to SLF Webinar

Registration required: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6tkitjfab&oeidk=a07eijacyt3dd7b2cab This program is approved for 1.5 Category 1 CFEs through SAF. Agenda: 10am-10:30   An overview of SLF. What it is, what is does, and why we are worried Brian Eshenaur, Sr. Extension Associate, Cornell University and NYS IPM 10:30-11:00    NYS response to SLF- where it is currently, what is being done, […]

By September 25, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Creative Writing: Watercraft Stewards during the Holidays: July Fourth & Father’s Day and Beyond By Nick Aiezza

Creative Writing: Watercraft Stewards during the Holidays: July Fourth & Father’s Day and Beyond By Nick Aiezza

The following writing by watercraft steward Nick Aiezza on his experiences as a watercraft steward. You can find his first writing on his experiences working this summer here: http://fingerlakesinvasives.org/there-is-no-perfect-place-watercraft-stewardship-and-outreach-in-the-finger-lakes/. Nick Aiezza has been a watercraft steward in the Finger Lakes going on four years. He also works at the Writing Center at Finger Lakes Community […]

By August 31, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Nitellopsis obtusa CONFIRMED in LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Nitellopsis obtusa CONFIRMED in LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Nitellopsis obtusa (common name: Starry Stonewort), a highly invasive aquatic plant, has recently been confirmed in two locations of Conesus Lake. This is a plant-like macro-algae characterized by its ability to dominate a waterbody and aggressively form thick beds.  Once established these beds displace native vegetation and alter the local ecosystem. They can also significantly […]

By August 16, 2021 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 →