Volunteers Community Partners

Macrophyte Survey Program

Finger Lakes PRISM and Finger Lakes Institute at
Hobart and William Smith Colleges invite you to participate in the 2019 Finger Lakes Macrophyte Survey Program
Become an AIS Detector!

What:
A volunteer aquatic plant survey and we want you! The goal is for you to be the ‘eyes on the ground’ and to get a baseline of what is in our waters. This helps our early detection rapid response (EDRR) of high priority aquatic invasive species.

Objective:
To learn how to identify, survey, and report aquatic invasive species

Where:
A waterbody nearest you

Who:
Do you live near, recreate on, or love our waters? Then this program is for you! Our program consists of regular sampling, and you do not have to own lakeshore property to participate.

Commitment:
The survey takes place between June – October with one survey (rake toss) reported biweekly. That’s only ten sampling days!

Registrants will receive all components needed:

  • plant identification training
  • survey kits
  • data protocol
  • resources and
  • one on one support

Training dates and locations to be determined based on number of registrants committed by April 30th. Please sign up here.

Stay tuned to our official website for training dates and program updates.

HELP us by getting involved and becoming a lake steward!