Invasive Species Volunteer Surveillance Network

  • searching for hemlock woolly adelgid
  • SLELO PRISM Pollinator Pathway Project
  • Monitoring for invasive emerald ash borers
  • Searching for invasvie aquatic plants
  • Collecting water samples for eDNA

 

Nearly 40% of new invasive species infestations are found by ordinary citizens who have learned to identify & report invasive species.

Discovering populations of invasive species before they become too large to manage, known as Early Detection (ED), gives a strategic advantage to prevention and management initiatives. ED greatly reduces the negative impacts that invasive species can cause to the environment, economy and/or human health and can help reduce management costs.

Help stop the spread of invasive species by joining our Volunteer Surveillance Network VSN. CLICK HERE to join!

 

45 Volunteers are trained

to monitor for and report Hemlock Woolly Adelgid observations.

Help strengthen ED efforts by searching for HWA along the southern tier of the Tug Hill and Adirondack border.

39 Volunteers are trained

to monitor for and report Emerald Ash Borer observations.

Help strengthen ED efforts by searching for signs of EAB along the St. Lawrence River and urban green spaces.

24 Volunteers are trained

to monitor for and report Fanwort observations.
Help strengthen ED efforts by searching for fanwort in the West Branch of Fish Creek.

Volunteers are trained to monitor for and report Tench observations.

Help strengthen ED efforts by searching for tench in the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Massena and beyond.

 

Learn where to look for and how to recognize & report these species by viewing our interactive story map. CLICK HERE.

 

You can help us strengthen our early detection efforts by joining the SLELO PRISM Invasive Species VSN. CLICK HERE to join!

To learn more contact the SLELO PRISM Education/Outreach Coordinator, Megan Pistolese at 315 387-3600 x 7724; megan.pistolese@tnc.org.

 

Already a member of the VSN? Record your hours surveying for invasive species CLICK HERE.

If volunteering with SLELO, please fill out our Volunteer liability/photo release form and email/mail/fax a copy to:

Megan Pistolese, megan.pistolese@tnc.org,  315 387-3600 x7724

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