WNY PRISM is excited to announce that our 2022 Annual Report is now available! Thank you to all our partners without whom we could never accomplish so much!
With your support, WNY PRISM surveyed 12,000 acres and 200 miles of trails and waterways and removed invasive species from 44 sites. Over 2,000 acres were treated using a combination of manual and chemical removal including the removal of 4,000 lbs. of water chestnut and 150 bags of terrestrial early detection species. The Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program conducted 12,063 boat inspections working at 15 launches and intercepted 385 individual invasive organisms from launching and retrieving boats. We expanded our Pledge to Protect Program with over 400 people committing to take spread prevention action by signing our pledge. We held 8 workshops, 9 Walk and Talks, gave 16 presentations and tabled at 15 partner events resulting in 3,983 direct contacts. We held our first Invasive Species Management Symposium which was attended by 57 partners in the fall. We also worked with 15 new partners in 2022 – welcome to the team!
We look forward to another great year of partnering to protect western New York from invasive species!