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Training for Blockbuster Volunteers - Invasive Plants Survey

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday, June 23, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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!

Recruitment Event on May 25:  We are holding a short recruitment event from 12:30 - 1:00 pm on May 25 at our office (232 Plaza Road in Kingston) - click here for details. You will learn how you can help us to survey for the presence of invasive plants in the Hudson Valley this summer.

Trainings on June 22 and 23:  Trainings for survey volunteers 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).  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 Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or dm282@cornell.edu.

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.  

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:

Host Date Time Phone Registration Link
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

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.

Contact

Dona Crawford
Community Horticulture Program Coordinator
dm282@cornell.edu
(845) 340-3990 x335

Location

CCE Ulster County
232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza)
Kingston, New York 12401