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Calendar of Events

August 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Invasive Plants of the Niagara Gorge
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  • Trail Steward Saturday
  • Second Annual Buffalo Science Festival
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  • Insectival
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  • Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council
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  • Environmental Field Team's Annual Growing Season Summary
  • An Introduction to Chautauqua Lake’s Invasive Aquatic Plants
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  • Slender False Brome Management Workshop
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  • Invasive Aquatic Plants - Citizen Scientist Field Survey
  • WNY PRISM at the Erie County Fair
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  • WNY PRISM at the Alfred Farmers Market
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  • Walking Tour of the Three Gorges Project
  • Spotted Lanternfly Update
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  • Landscape Solutions with Native Plants
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  • Stopping Invasive Species with Behavioral Psychology
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  • WNY PRISM at the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market
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Latest News

2019 Field Notes: eDNA Sampling

2019 Field Notes: eDNA Sampling

Surveying for aquatic invasive species is difficult, especially in large, open bodies of water like the Great Lakes. The tools used in traditional surveying including nets, traps, electrofishing and rake tosses can miss early infestations that may consist of only a few individuals. However, when surveying for invasive species, we want to find new infestations […]

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Giant Hogweed: NYS DEC Announces Management Progress

Giant Hogweed: NYS DEC Announces Management Progress

Giant hogweed is one of the most infamous invasive species in our area. It is well known for its ability to cause severe skin and eye irritation resulting in painful burns, scarring and even blindness. Thankfully, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has been working to eradicate populations across the state. […]

Welcome to our Slender False Brome Seasonal Staff

Welcome to our Slender False Brome Seasonal Staff

WNY PRISM is pleased to welcome its seasonal employees who focus on Slender False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), including two Survey Technicians, Amanda Gabryszak and Kathleen McCormick, and one GIS Technician, Melissa Boglioli. Amanda and Kathleen will survey sites within WNY PRISM’s region to find new populations of slender false brome while Melissa will continue her […]

Boat Stewards: Now at a Boat Launch Near You!

Boat Stewards: Now at a Boat Launch Near You!

This season marks an exciting first for WNY PRISM with the introduction of our first, fully developed Watercraft Inspection Program! Last week we trained 20 Boat Stewards and Lead Stewards, a tenfold increase from our two Boat Stewards last year. Throughout the summer, they will perform voluntary watercraft inspections to remove visible aquatic plants and […]