Help us “bust” the cycle of invasive plant invaders! We are looking for volunteers to participate in the Blockbuster Citizen-Science Program, a part of the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management’s (PRISM) efforts to stop the spread of invasive species in the lower Hudson Valley.
You will be part of a region-wide team of volunteers who will help us find and identify key invasive species and find areas that are free of invaders. Data collected will help scientists and natural resource managers direct their efforts most effectively. You can select species that you feel comfortable identifying, so you do not have to be a plant expert to participate! Click here for FAQs.
Trainings on June 16 and 27: Trainings for survey volunteers will take place on Friday, June 16th from 9AM - 1PM and Tuesday, June 27th from 1PM - 5PM at our office (10 Patriot Hills Drive in Stony Point). You need only attend one of the trainings. After the training you will pick a 5 km x 5 km block in your area and survey it for invasive plants.
If you are interested in learning more about the program or in becoming a volunteer, contact Ann Marie Palefsky (contact info below) or PRISM efforts to stop the spread of invasive species in the lower Hudson Valley.
Additional trainings will be held throughout the Hudson Valley. Participate in one near you! See locations and dates below, and to register, click on the link to the right of each date:
|CCE Dutchess County||Saturday, June 03, 2017||9am - 1 pm||845-677-8223 ext 134||Click to register|
|CCE Orange County||Wednesday, June 07, 2017||9am - 1 pm||845-344-1234||Click to register|
|CCE Putnam County||Thursday, June 08, 2017||2 - 6 pm||845-278-6738 x21||Click to register|
|NYBG (NYC)||Tuesday, June 13, 2017||9am - 1pm||914-329-6395||Click to register|
|CCE Rockland county||Friday, June 16, 2017||9am - 1pm||845 429 7085 x119||Click to register|
|CCE Dutchess County||Saturday, June 17, 2017||9am - 1 pm||845-677-8223 ext 134||Click to register|
|CCE Putnam County||Tuesday, June 20, 2017||2 - 6 pm||845-278-6738 x21||Click to register|
|CCE Ulster County||Thursday, June 22, 2017||12 – 4 pm||845-340-3990 ext. 335||Click to register|
|CCE Ulster County||Friday, June 23, 2017||12 – 4 pm||845-340-3990 ext. 335||Click to register|
|CCE Rockland County||Tuesday, June 27, 2017||1 - 5 pm||845 429 7085 x119||Click to register|
|CCE Westchester County||Wednesday, June 28, 2017||11am - 3 pm||914- 285-4640||Click to register|
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CCE Rockland Education Center
10 Patriot Hills Drive
Stony Point, New York 10980