Volunteers Community Partners

Author Archive: Andrea Locke

rss feed

2018 Invasive Species Awareness Week

2018 Invasive Species Awareness Week

Invasive Species Awareness Week has begun! Help us spread the word (and not the species) by joining folks across western New York and New York State in invasive species awareness and management activities! New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is a statewide campaign held the week of July 8-14 which aims to promote the […]

Invasive Species Mapping Challenge

Invasive Species Mapping Challenge

Invasive Species Mapping Challenge Thursday, July 5, marks the beginning of the 2018 Invasive Species Mapping Challenge! Now through July 19, you can report the presence or absence of the jumping worm (Amynthas spp. andMetaphire spp.) and water chestnut (trapa natans), into the iMapInvasives database to compete for prizes and bragging rights! Chosen because jumping worm and […]

Water Chestnut Removal at Jamestown Audubon

Water Chestnut Removal at Jamestown Audubon

Wiping Out Water Chestnut – We’re leaving this Pest in the Past! European water chestnut (Trapa natans) was first detected at the Jamestown Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) in 2008. This invasive plant outcompetes native, aquatic vegetation, shades the pond bottom, and lowers the overall quality of the habitat. Many of the ponds within ACNC’s […]

WNY PRISM Welcomes Summer 2018 Crew

WNY PRISM Welcomes Summer 2018 Crew

WNY PRISM is excited to welcome its 2018 Summer Crew! This year we are welcoming our two Invasive Species Management Assistants, Julia Kostin and Rebecca Mann as well as our Education and Outreach Assistant, Emily Thiel. A first for WNY PRISM, we are also welcoming our boat stewards, Morgan Beatey and Parker Everhart. Julia and […]

5th Annual Invasive Species Awareness Week

5th Annual Invasive Species Awareness Week

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is a statewide campaign held the week of July 8-14 which aims to promote the knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state and empowering them to take action.  Our theme this […]

WNY PRISM Spring 2018 Newsletter

WNY PRISM Spring 2018 Newsletter

WNY PRISM has released our Spring 2018 Newsletter! Featured stories include WNY PRISM’s Lending Library, and update on our Early Detection Program, and a Partner Spotlight on the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative and Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework. Check out our Spring 2018 Newsletter here:  Vol 4. Issue I Spring 2018  

Draft Invasive Species Management Plan

Draft Invasive Species Management Plan

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture and Markets (DAM) announced the release of the State’s draft Invasive Species Comprehensive Management Plan for public comment – open until June 1, 2018.

Spring Partner Meeting

Spring Partner Meeting

The WNY PRISM Spring Partner Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Reservoir State Park. WNY PRISM Partner Meetings are a great way to learn about and get involved with regional invasive species efforts. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! *****PLEASE SEE VENUE CHANGE TO RESERVOIR STATE PARK***** The Partner Meeting will […]

WNY PRISM is Hiring!

WNY PRISM is Hiring!

WNY PRISM is now accepting applications for our 2018 Education and Outreach Assistant and Invasive Species Management Assistant positions. Both positions offer a great opportunity to work and learn in all aspects of invasive species management.

By January 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
WNY PRISM Crew Assistance Program

WNY PRISM Crew Assistance Program

WNY PRISM is currently accepting project proposals for consideration under our 2018 WNY PRISM Crew Assistance Program.

By December 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
WNY PRISM is Hiring!

WNY PRISM is Hiring!

WNY PRISM has an opening for a Slender False Brome Project Manager. Slender False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) is an invasive species that has the ability to invade a wide-range of habitats and dominate these areas to the near complete exclusion of native vegetation.

By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Fall Newsletter Released!

Fall Newsletter Released!

WNY PRISM has released our Fall 2017 Newsletter. Articles highlight the restoration at Seneca Bluffs, pale and black swallow-wort, and the 2017 Field Season.

By September 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Fall Partner Meeting – October 5, 2017

Fall Partner Meeting – October 5, 2017

Please join WNY PRISM and our Partners for our Fall Partner Meeting!

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
2017 Field Notes:  North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve

2017 Field Notes: North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve

WNY PRISM is working with Buffalo Audubon Society to manage invasive species at the North Tonawanda Audubon Nature Preserve. This preserve is home to hundreds of native species and is an important area for migratory birds.

By September 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
2017 Field Notes:  Invasive Species Surveys

2017 Field Notes: Invasive Species Surveys

When it comes to managing invasive species, there are several points to check off before you can even begin to actually manage them. You need to know what species you are looking for, what it looks like, and most important of all, location.