Invasive Species Events in Western NY

The Western New York Partnership for Regional Species Management (WNY PRISM) has announced several opportunities to learn about invasive species affecting lakes and watersheds.

WNY Emerald Ash Borer Taskforce Meeting in Cheektowaga
Date/Time:         Thursday, October 12, 2017; 9:00am to 10:00am
Location:              Erie County Emergency Service Training Center, 3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

This meeting will allow for the ability to share resources, and coordinate for other invasive forest pests, like hemlock woolly adelgid and asian longhorned beetle. As well as the chance to update legislation to support property owners dealing with emerald ash borer, address technical assistance requests of agencies experiencing ash tree deaths, and more. This meeting is open to all who are interested. If you would prefer to call into the meeting, the conference call number is 1-866-742-8060, followed by 8507436#.

Webinar: Approaches to Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs
Date/Time:         Thursday, October 12, 2017; 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location:              Webinar

Join the Invasive Mussel Collaborative in this webinar that will discuss approaches to watercraft inspection and decontamination for zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga mussels (D. rostriformis bugensis).

The presentations will be conducted by the following experts:

  • Jo Latimore, Michigan State University Extension
  • Ed Rudberg, CD3
  • Pat Conzemius, Wildlife Forever
  • Erin McFarlane, University of Wisconsin Extension
  • Brittney Rogers, New York Sea Grant

To register and join the webinar, please follow this link:

WNY Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM)

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