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PRISM Partner Meeting Schedule: Our PRISM partners have decided to meet on a seasonal/quarterly basis. We will continue to meet the third week of these months:  January, April, July, and October alternating between Wednesdays and Thursdays. For information on upcoming meetings and locations, please contact Rob Williams, the PRISM Coordinator at

PRISM Invasive Species Webinars are held the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December). To join in on these webinars please contact Rob Williams   

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What To Know about Native & Invasive Plants and Pollinators Webinar

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

When: Wednesday, May 20th 1pm-3:00pm


Join Sue Gwise, Cornell Cooperative Extension‘s Horticulture Educator and Master Gardener Coordinator, and Megan Pistolese, SLELO PRISM‘s Outreach and Education Coordinator, as they discuss native plants for your yard. Matt Schlesinger, Chief Zoologist with New York’s Natural Heritage Program, will discuss how you can support community science through photographing pollinators in your own backyard.

You will learn how to detect non-natives on your property, native alternatives for common invasive ornamentals, and how to attract pollinators to your yard.

Webinar Talking Points

    • Power of Native Plants
    • Invasive Plants to Avoid Growing
    • How to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden
    • Supporting Community Science Through Photography
    • iNaturalist
    • Overview of the Empire State Pollinator Survey
    • What’s this plant in my backyard Q&A




May 20
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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