UNINVITED Watch Party Recap &

Invasive Species Resources

On Saturday March 12th, over 50 members of our community
came together to learn about Invasive Species.

To continue to momentum, we've pulled together the most important resources
to get you up to speed quickly on this important issue.

 

Please take a moment to be a part of this growing awareness - even if you couldn't attend the watch party.

 

Stewarding the land takes all of us!

At the event:

We learned about invasives

UNINVITED: The Spread of Invasive Species introduced the concept of invasive species and highlighted some of the species threatening New York's environment and economy. The film also showed some innovative ways that New York State is combatting these threats.

We discussed the film and local issues

After watching the film, experts Matt Gallo of Finger Lakes PRISM and Brian Eshenaur of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County lead the discussion and answered questions about the film, their work, and what individuals can do about invasives. 

 

We mingled, made connections, and got inspired

 

We also invited local garden centers to share their native offerings and invasive removal services. Thank you to Broccolo Garden CenterWayside Garden CenterWhite Oak NurseryBirdsong Landscape Design for attending - and also to What's GoodFruition Seeds, and High Mowing Organic Seeds for being part of the conversation and donating native seeds and gardening goodies to our raffle!

We also welcomed our friends, elected officials from both the Village of Fairport and the Town of Perinton, and area wineries such as Young Sommer Winery for two hours of learning, planning, and making connections.

Resources to learn more and get involved

Healthy Yards Monroe County

Healthy Yards Monroe County

A county-wide program encouraging residents to participate in an effort – in their own yards – that will help restore our community’s biodiversity, ecological health, and beauty. Achieving “habitat connectivity” enables pollinator insects and other wildlife to move around among healthy environments in their search for food and water, mates, shelter, and places to nest. Learn more at www.colorpittsfordgreen.org/healthy-yards-monroe-county

Watch UNINVITED anytime!

Watch UNINVITED anytime!

The film is available to watch for free on-demand & easy to share with friends and neighbors www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKh8Lc31rm8

Invasive species experts

Invasive species experts

Get more info from Finger Lakes PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) at fingerlakesinvasives.org

Track invasives in NYS

Track invasives in NYS

"iMapInvasives" is an online, collaborative, GIS-based database and mapping tool that serves as the official invasive species database for New York State

Learn about habitat gardening

Learn about habitat gardening

Wild Ones promotes environmentally friendly, sound landscaping to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities.

Find your regional PRISM

Find your regional PRISM

Each of the eight Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) helps prevent or minimize the harm caused by invasive species on New York’s environment, economy and the health and well-being of the State’s citizens. Find your local PRISM.

Get help identifying plants

Get help identifying plants

Use the "Seek" app to find out what invasive species are living near you. www.inaturalist.org/pages/seek_app

Homegrown National Park

Homegrown National Park

A grassroots call-to-action to regenerate biodiversity - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - start digging and get on the map!

Thank you to our attendees & volunteers!

A heartfelt thank you to the groups who attended and/or donated
their time and expertise to help make this event possible

with special thanks to the Mountain Rise Green Climate Action Team for offering the meeting space!


Color Fairport Green is a volunteer organization.

 

Come see what's happening at our monthly meetings, or consider joining the efforts of our independent initiatives. (We are not experts and you don’t have to be one either!) Bring your enthusiasm to make our community more sustainable - and discover the network of neighbors who share your passion!

There's plenty to do. We need you!