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Volunteer Surveillance Network Virtual Trainings

September 1, 2021 - January 1, 2023

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Training times are flexible

The SLELO PRISM’s invasive species Volunteer Surveillance Network (VSN) is intended to recruit and train volunteers to recognize and report invasive species that are in low abundance or within close proximity to the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Region boundaries (Oneida, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence).

This training is intended for new VSN members or for existing members who may need a refresher on how to recognize the priority species and report observations to iMapInvasives.

Training Overview:

Duration-45min-1 hour

  • Who is SLELO PRISM
  • Overview of VSN
  • Species Identification
  • Reporting to iMap
  • Exploring the VSN Story-Map

Pre-training homework: 

Contact Megan Pistolese megan.pistolese@tnc.org with questions, including the subject line “VSN Training”.


September 1, 2021
January 1

Contact megan.pistolese@tnc.org to list your events on our events page and on Facebook.  

SLELO PRISM Partner Meeting Schedule: Our partners have decided to meet on a seasonal/quarterly basis. We will meet the third week of these months:  January, April, July, and October alternating between  Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting at 10 am.

If you are a Partner and want to receive partner meeting invitations and announcements please follow this link. 

If you are not a Partner and have an interest in attending a Partner Meeting as a guest, please contact Rob Williams, the PRISM Manager at rwilliams@tnc.org.

Save the Date for 2022 Partner Meetings:

Wednesday, January 19th @ 10 am

Thursday, April 21st @ 10 am

Wednesday, July 20th @ 10 am

Thursday, October 20th beginning at 10 am at the NYS DEC Lowville Sub-office located at 7327 NY-812, Lowville, NY 13367

The PRISM Network hosts a monthly Speaker Series on the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December).

View the Webinar Schedule & Access Recordings

iMapInvasives holds training webinars after the PRISM  Speaker Series from 1 pm-2 pm. Visit the iMap website for details and to register. 

 View Events Pages of the PRISM Network


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Catskill (CRISP) PRISM 

Finger Lakes PRISM

LIISMA (Long Island) PRISM  

Lower Hudson PRISM

Western NY PRISM