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Please join us on March 1st, 1-2 PM via Zoom for an informative webinar to learn how to recognize jumping worms, what to do if you find them, and how you can help prevent their spread. If you are a gardener or plant nursery owner, we strongly encourage you to join as you can greatly assist with spread prevention initiatives.

Continuing Education Credits Awarded:
SAF Cat. 1: 1 credit
Master Naturalist: 1 hour
ISA: BCMA Science:0.5; Certified Arborist: 1; Practice:0.5

Jumping worms are invasive earthworms that reduce soil health in urbanized landscapes and forested areas. This invasive worm easily goes unnoticed and can unknowingly be spread by the introduction of infested soil from potted or transplanted plants.

Jumping worms have been reported present in Oswego, Oneida, and St. Lawrence Counties in the Eastern Lake Ontario Region, and are likely present but under-reported in other areas of New York State. Learn more about jumping worms on our website.

This webinar is hosted by SLELO PRISM and presented by, Annise Dobson an Associate Research Scientist at Yale University.

Dr. Annise Dobson grew up on a farm in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada. After completing her PhD at Cornell University, she began a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the Yale School of the Environment. Her research focuses on the impacts of jumping worms, white-tailed deer, and other stressors on native plant communities in Northeastern Canada and the United States. Currently, she is working to identify the movement of jumping worms and assess their impacts on soil and plant communities.

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 want to receive partner meeting announcements please email rwilliams@tnc.org .

Save the Date for 2023 Partner Meetings:

Thursday, October 12th

Keewaydin State Park – Marina Pavilion, 10 am-12 pm 45165 State Route 12, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

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

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

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