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Lower Hudson PRISM Summit: A Call To Action: Protecting Earth's Biodiversity

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

Join us to learn about what we all can do to help protect our imperiled biodiversity.

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Ticketed Event. Registration Required.

Morning Keynote Session | 10 a.m–12:30 p.m.

Doug Tallamy
A Guide to Restoring the Little Things that Run the World

Doug Tallamy, professor and award-winning author, reminds us of the many essential roles insects play in our ecosystems, and encourages us to make simple changes in our landscapes and our attitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air, and yes, on our plants.

Randy Westbrooks
A Land Conservation Challenge for the 21st Century

Invasive species specialist Randy Westbrooks presents successful case studies that illustrate how effective the early
detection and rapid response model can be to eradicate invasive species and prevent their spread.

Get Involved: Case Studies from Lower Hudson PRISM

Be part of the change!

There are 50 PRISM partners in our area who are working hard to prevent and manage invasive species every day. In a rapid-fire series of presentations, eight partners, including Carolynn Sears, Co-Director of The Invasives Project in Pound Ridge, N.Y., will share their stories and show how you can help.

Afternoon Session | 1:30–3:30 p.m.

LHPRISM Partner Showcase
Diane Alden, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct
Chris McArdle, New York Restoration Project
Kevin Peraino, Jay Heritage Center
Christopher Gow, Tuxedo Park
Keri VanCamp, Vassar College
Budd Verveka, Mianus River Gorge Preserve
Linda Rohleder, New York New Jersey Trail Conference

Professional credits pending for LA-CES, NY-CNLP, NJ-CNLP, ISA-CEUs, and SER-CECs.