Finger Lakes - Partnership for Regional Invasive Species

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Hydrilla clogging a boat motor, photo credit: MI Sea Grant
Importance of a
Collaborative Approach
Hemorrhaging cost of invasive species control
The lifeblood of the Finger Lakes region
Personal cost
Synergy
Photo credit:
http://www.usawaterquality.org/funded_projects/integrated/SUNYBrock.html
Emergent stems and leaves of Hydrilla. Photo: David J.
Moorhead, University of Georgie, Bugwood.org
The Partnership
Representatives from universities,
federal, state and local agencies, lake
associations, resource managers, Land
Trusts, the media, and business and
industry, as well as private landowners.
Greater potential for collaboration,
successful grant funding, citizen science
capacity and volunteer base through
networking
Seventeen Counties of the Finger Lakes
Broome
Cayuga
Chemung
Chenango
Cortland
Livingston
Madison
Monroe
Onondaga
Ontario
Schuyler
Seneca
Photo Credit: NYS DEC
Tompkins
Tioga
Steuben
Wayne
Yates
Photo Credit:
www.netplaces.com/bicycle/ridingtechniques/riding-with-groups.htm
Mat installation for the treatment of Asian
clams, 2012, Lake George,
Fundforlakegeorge.org
Credit: http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/quotable/quote67.htm
Water chestnut, photo
credit, www.nyis.org
Photo Credit: Soque River
Watershed Association
Photo Credit:
NYIS.info
http://www.nyis.info/
iMap Invasives Training
Photo Credit:
http://teambasedconsulting.blogspot.com/2
011/09/how-to-use-steering-committee.html/
Photo Credit:
http://filmadelphi
a.org/volunteer/
[email protected]
Photo credit: Adirondackguru.com
Together, we can!
Become involved, become educated
Local campaigns associated with education, research, and monitoring invasive species can increase knowledge and
participation in spread prevention.
Spread the word! Use local firewood
Target partnerships to increase education and awareness of the transport of firewood and critters outside counties.
Be a steward of YOUR Lake
Increased watercraft steward programs and trainings can reach thousands of recreationists and people who fish
during the season. Cleaning equipment can prevent transport of invasive species from one location to another.
Plant native species, report invaders
When landscaping or gardening, choose plants that are native to our region to ease care requirements and increase
biological diversity.
Organize volunteer projects
Volunteers are your greatest asset! Form a volunteer program. Projects can include: water chestnut pulls, bloody red
shrimp assessments, assessments, etc.
Stay informed
Sign up for the email list: [email protected]
Make your voice heard - Be a stakeholder
Attend the stakeholder meetings and make your voice heard!
NYSG Launch Steward Brittney Rogers pulling water
chestnuts. Photo by: Megan Pistolese, NYSG
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