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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 →
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 →
Fall 2020 Boat Launch Inventory Map

Fall 2020 Boat Launch Inventory Map

Link: https://hws.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=1429ca3917f7452f9c78aae09c21a6f2 In the fall of 2020, the FLI conducted an inventory of all public boat launches throughout the Finger Lakes PRISM region. Data collected on each boat launch included: boat launch type, condition of the boat ramp and parking lots, restroom facilities (presence and type), AIS disposal boxes, signboards, signage, fee-for–use kiosks, use restrictions, […]

By July 2, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
There is No Perfect Place: Watercraft Stewardship and Outreach in the Finger Lakes

There is No Perfect Place: Watercraft Stewardship and Outreach in the Finger Lakes

By Nick Aiezza Today I watched three grey squirrels chase one another around and up and across the telephone pole and powerlines outside my apartment in downtown Canandaigua. They appeared almost sluggish, slipping over the paved environment with the clumsy assuredness of a tentative cliff jumper. The powerline is a safe, albeit unsteady, artificial passage […]

By June 28, 2021 1 Comments Read More →
Finger Lakes PRISM Strategic Plan 2025

Finger Lakes PRISM Strategic Plan 2025

Our strategic plan for 2025 has just been released! Follow the link below to learn more about the PRISM’s priorities for the next four years. Finger Lakes PRISM Strategic Plan FINAL 6-24-21(1)

By June 25, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
Hydrilla Monitoring, Treatments Scheduled for Cayuga Lake’s South End

Hydrilla Monitoring, Treatments Scheduled for Cayuga Lake’s South End

    Cayuga Lake hydrilla update Thanks to vigilant monitoring and effective treatment response, hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) is being controlled in Cayuga Inlet, Cascadilla Creek, Fall Creek, and around the south end of Cayuga Lake. To prevent further spread of this aggressive invasive aquatic species, the Tompkins County Hydrilla Task Force has developed a monitoring […]

By June 24, 2021 0 Comments Read More →