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Squishing Spotted Lanternfly: How to Stop an Invading Bug

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This event is part of Lake Friendly Living Awareness Month and is sponsored by the Finger Lakes PRISM, Heron Hill Winery, and CLWA. Visit https://www.flrwa.org/lake-friendly-living for the full list of events.

The Finger Lakes are under attack from a…bug? Come join CLWA at Heron Hill Winery to learn about one of the biggest invasive species threats seen in decades – the spotted lanternfly (SLF). This insect poses a crisis because it threatens to eat all of our grapes, apples, and hops vines! You’ll have the opportunity to learn directly from an invasive species expert on what SLF is, why it’s a threat, and how you can help the Finger Lakes by stopping this bug.

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.

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May 15
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Heron Hill Winery