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Welcome to our 2020 Seasonal Crew

Welcome to our 2020 Seasonal Crew

WNY PRISM is carrying on with our seasonal preparation remotely and this week we began training our seasonal Crew! Join us in welcoming our three Invasive Species Management Assistants, Julia Biondi, Jason Kappan, and Kyle Serena, as well as our Education and Outreach Assistant, Danielle Dolan.

WNY PRISM’s Webinar Series

WNY PRISM’s Webinar Series

WNY PRISM is pleased to announce the beginning of our webinar series. Each Thursday during the month of May, we will host a new webinar devoted to an important topic related to invasive species management in western New York. Stay tuned for more updates! If you missed any of these webinars live, they will be […]

WNY PRISM Spring 2020 Newsletter

WNY PRISM Spring 2020 Newsletter

WNY PRISM has released our Spring 2020 Newsletter! Inside you’ll see our updated layout and find featured stories including Native Plants For Your Garden, a profile on Jumping Worms, our Partner Feature discussing Tall Waterhemp, WNY PRISM’s newest volunteer program along Tonawanda’s Rails to Trails Pathway, and much more!

WNY PRISM’s Spring Partner Meeting

WNY PRISM’s Spring Partner Meeting

Please join us for our Spring Partner Meeting which will feature specific, actionable items that you, our partners, requested during our strategic planning process. This meeting will be held via Webex (call in information for both computer and telephone are below) and is a great way to attend if time and distance have kept you […]

Now Hiring: Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager

Now Hiring: Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager

WNY PRISM is seeking qualified candidates for our Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager. Apply today and join our team! The Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager will coordinate all aspects of our regional Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program that includes 20-25 Boat Stewards. This position also includes leading WNY PRISM aquatic invasive species early detection efforts including […]

WNY PRISM Boat Steward Positions Open!

WNY PRISM Boat Steward Positions Open!

WNY PRISM is hiring for its Watercraft Inspection Boat Steward Program! We are currently accepting applications for Boat Stewards/Environmental Educators (16) and Lead Stewards (2). Job sites will be located throughout the WNY PRISM region. Please see the job posting for additional details. Boat Stewards/Environmental Educators will interact daily with the public at boat launches. […]

By January 23, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
WNY PRISM 2020 Seasonal Crew Positions Open!

WNY PRISM 2020 Seasonal Crew Positions Open!

WNY PRISM is currently hiring for our 2020 Crew Positions! We are now accepting applications for an Education and Outreach Assistant (1) and Invasive Species Management Assistants (3).

By January 22, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
2020 Work Plan Released!

2020 Work Plan Released!

WNY PRISM is excited to announce the release of its ambitious 2020 Annual Work Plan. This plan promises to continue past endeavors such as our Watercraft Inspection Program and early detection surveys, while also expanding into new territories including the integration of iMapInvasives data into our invasive species profiles and the establishment of new Working […]

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2020 Boot Brush Station Program Open

2020 Boot Brush Station Program Open

We are now accepting applications for our 2020 Boot Brush Station Program. Visit our FAQ page for more information and access the application here!

By January 8, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Town of Tonawanda Rails-to-Trails: Invasive Plant Clean-up

Town of Tonawanda Rails-to-Trails: Invasive Plant Clean-up

WNY PRISM is excited to announce a new project in conjunction with the Town of Tonawanda. This project will use the power of volunteers to map and manage invasive species along the Rails-to-Trails pathway. This pathway is a valuable community resource that makes outdoor recreation readily available to community members, but invasive species along the […]

By December 17, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
2020 WNY PRISM Crew Assistance Program

2020 WNY PRISM Crew Assistance Program

WNY PRISM is currently seeking project proposals for consideration under the 2020 WNY PRISM Crew Assistance Program! To assist with invasive species management activities within the 8-county WNY PRISM region, the WNY PRISM Crew (Crew) is available to work with partners on new and ongoing management projects. The Crew works June through September and consists of trained Invasive Species Management Assistants (3). Eligible activities […]

By December 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
2019 Field Notes: Glossy Buckthorn at Houghton Preserve

2019 Field Notes: Glossy Buckthorn at Houghton Preserve

Part of WNY PRISM’s mission is to address invasive species priorities throughout western New York. To do this we work with partner organizations who alert us to invasive species threats on their properties. One such partner is the Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York (NSSWNY), which protects properties throughout the region to promote plant […]

By December 2, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
The Busiest Launch Around

The Busiest Launch Around

This summer, WNY PRISM started its first fully staffed Watercraft Inspection Steward Program. Throughout the summer, our 20 stewards performed 17,065 inspections and spoke with 39,697 people at 22 different launches. Our busiest launch at Sturgeon Point completed nearly 20% of these inspections. Check out the 2019 Data Report for more information and keep reading […]

By November 18, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
WNY PRISM 2019 Partner Survey

WNY PRISM 2019 Partner Survey

Five years ago, when WNY PRISM was first getting ourselves up and running, we sent out a survey to the fledgling partnership to ask questions about your biggest concerns, priorities and where you were most hoping WNY PRISM would be able to help. We had a great response and those answers helped form our priorities […]

By October 30, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
WNY PRISM Fall 2019 Newsletter

WNY PRISM Fall 2019 Newsletter

WNY PRISM has released our Fall 2019 Newsletter! Featured stories include Invasive Species’s Impacts on Tick Populations, Early Detection Updates, our 2019 Watercraft Inspection Program Data, WNY PRISM’s Strategic Plan (2019-2023) and a feature on the invasive species, Oriental Bittersweet.

By October 18, 2019 0 Comments Read More →