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Guided Invasive Species Hike with the Finger Lakes PRISM
June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, June 11th at 10:00 am, Rain Date: June 18th at 10 am
Location: Naples Creek, off of NY-245 in Naples, NY
Calling all hikers and nature lovers,
Invasive species are some of the greatest environmental threats to Canandaigua Lake and the surrounding watershed, and we need people like YOU to help us identify, report, and remove them! This is your chance to help the environment, learn about the natural world, and protect the trails that you love! CLWA, in partnership with Finger Lakes PRISM, will be leading a guided hike/workshop where participants can learn first hand how to identify and remove invasive species that threaten our natural ecosystems. Learn to use the iMapInvasives tool so you will be equipped to continue to report species as you enjoy your own hikes all year long.
Parking can be found along NY-245, in front of the DEC building near Naples Community Park. We will gather on the South side of NY-245, adjacent to the creek at 10:00 am.
Matt Gallo is the Terrestrial Invasive Species Outreach Coordinator for the Finger Lakes PRISM, where he is working on invasive species outreach and education programs. Matt graduated from SUNY-ESF with a B.S in Environmental Science and a minor in Native Peoples and the Environment in 2019. In his spare time, Matt likes to go hiking, camping, and play with his two ferrets.
The Finger Lakes PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) is an organization based out of the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges that coordinates invasive species prevention, removal, and outreach in the Finger Lakes region. The FL-PRISM is a key player in local invasive species management, leveraging partnerships among various stakeholders in prevention and education efforts.