On Saturday March 12th, 2022, 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!
UNINVITED Watch Party Recap &
Invasive Species Resources
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 Center, Wayside Garden Center, White Oak Nursery, Birdsong Landscape Design for attending - and also to What's Good, Fruition 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
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!