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eDNA Project Volunteer Opportunity

October 6, 2021 @ 12:00 am - December 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am

Now through the middle of December 2021, you can assist an exciting eDNA sampling project. No experience is needed, and training will be provided.  SIGN UP HERE!

Hosted by the Nature Conservancy (TNC), and SLELO PRISM, this project leverages Environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring to detect the presence of aquatic invasive species, and lake whitefish during spawning season in tributaries of eastern Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River.

Volunteers are sought to help with a variety of tasks, including:

  • Collecting water samples.
  • Transporting water samples to locations for analysis.
  • Collecting footage through the use of underwater cameras and remote operating vehicles.
  •  Taking photos or videos to be used on our website and reports for the project.



October 6, 2021 @ 12:00 am
December 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am
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Contact megan.pistolese@tnc.org to list your events on our events page and Facebook.  

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Capital Mohawk PRISM 

Catskill (CRISP) PRISM 

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LIISMA (Long Island) PRISM  

Lower Hudson PRISM

Western NY PRISM 

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:

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

Wednesday, January 19th @ 10 am

Thursday, April 21st @ 10 am

Wednesday, July 20th @ 10 am

Thursday, October 20th @10am

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.