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eDNA Volunteer Training

September 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

9am-11:30am EST

Nicandri Nature Center 19 Robinson Bay Rd, Massena, NY 13662



*Experience collecting and filtering eDNA Samples
*Meet the staff behind the project
*Hear from our partners
*Meet other volunteers

*The event will be held outdoors.
*The event is capped at 20. Anyone registering after this max capacity will be notified if a spot opens up.
*In the event of bad weather we will move indoors into two separate ventilated rooms or implement staggered timeframes.
*Please do not attend if you are experiencing symptoms or have been around anyone who has.
*Please report a positive diagnosis to mripka@tnc.org within 14 days following the event (and all participants
will be notified of exposure).
*Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM), are launching an environmental DNA (eDNA) project within tributaries of eastern Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River this summer and fall.

This project will leverage eDNA monitoring to detect the presence of aquatic invasive species and the presence of lake whitefish during spawning season in tributaries of eastern Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River during the spawning season.

Volunteers are sought to help with a variety of tasks, including collecting water samples from the various tributary sampling locations (from the shoreline or by boat); transporting water samples to locations for analysis; collecting footage through the use of underwater cameras and remote operating vehicles; and taking photos or videos to be used on our website and reports for the project.

**This project is funded by the Arconic Foundation**

Contact Mary Ripka mripka@tnc.org with questions about volunteering.

*Please report a positive diagnosis to mripka@tnc.org within 14 days following the event (and all participants
will be notified of exposure).



September 2, 2021
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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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