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Webinar 3 – eDNA Volunteer Training and Q&A

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Webinar 1 – Project introduction and overview
Wednesday, May 5th @ 12pm-1pm EST

Webinar 2 – Introduction to eDNA and the target species
Wednesday, June 16th @ 12pm-1pm EST

Webinar 3 – eDNA Volunteer Training and Q&A
Wednesday, August 4th @ 5:30pm EST


A follow-up email with a recording and resources will be emailed to all who register.



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.

The purpose of this project is to leverage eDNA monitoring for the early detection of aquatic invasive species and to detect the presence of lake whitefish and cisco 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 collect 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 vehicle, and taking photos or videos of volunteers in action to be used on our website and reports for the project.

A series of zoom webinar workshops are planned to provide more information about this project and to recruit and train volunteers to participate. The webinars are intended to be a brown-bag event so feel free to eat your lunch/dinner while you learn about this program.

For questions regarding volunteering, contact mripka@tnc.org 315-427-1182; for questions about webinars, contact megan.pistolese@tnc.org 315 489 4113.


August 4
5:30 pm - 7:30 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.