Help us “bust” the cycle of invasive plant invaders! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County will be holding a short recruitment event on May 25 for the Blockbuster Citizen-Science Program. You will learn how you can help us to survey for the presence of invasive plants in the Hudson Valley this summer.
What is the Blockbuster Survey? As a Blockbuster Volunteer, 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!
Future trainings for survey volunteers: Volunteer trainings will take place on Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23 from 12 pm to 4 pm at our office (232 Plaza Road in Kingston). For all details and to register for a training, click here. After the training you will pick a 5 km x 5 km block in your area and survey it for invasive plants.
To become a volunteer or find out more, contact Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is 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.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the program office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.
CCE Ulster County
232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza)
Kingston, New York 12401