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Volunteer Surveillance Network Fall Virtual Trainings

September 27 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 4:00 pm

September 27th Through October 31st

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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 27 @ 9:00 am
October 31 @ 4:00 pm

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 2021 Partner Meetings:

Due to COVID, all meetings will be virtual until further notice. 

Wednesday, January 26th @ 10am

Thursday, April 15th @ 10am

Wednesday, July 7th @ 10am

Thursday, October 21 @10am

PRISM Invasive Species Webinars are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December).

View the Webinar Schedule

Access Webinar Recordings 

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