Register for Workshops!

Scholarships are available for paid events. Contact PRISM for more information.

Blue Ridge PRISM’s Workshop’s are a blend of two virtual sessions and an optional in-person field session. Register for the virtual sessions or a field session or both! Sessions are planned for Spring 2023.

Session 1 (virtual) : Introduction to Invasive Plants and Identification

Session 2 (virtual): Control of Invasive Plants

In-person Field Sessions

Learning about tools with Instructor William Hamersky

Join PRISM’s knowledgeable staff and volunteers in the field to learn invasive plant ID, herbicide safety, basic management strategies, and a how-to for manual/chemical control techniques. Spring 2023

Please Note Field Sessions: Long pants and close toe shoes will be required to participate in the in-person field session. NO EXCEPTIONS. The in-person field sessions will be held rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Blue Ridge PRISM reserves the right to cancel the event in the case of severe weather, insufficient ticket sales, or restrictions due to the COVID 19 Pandemic (refunds will be issued in these instances).

November 12, 2022

Invasive Vines Workshop with Blue Ridge PRISM at the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont

Join Blue Ridge PRISM’s knowledgeable staff on the grounds of the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont to learn how to identify and control some common invasive vines during the late autumn/early winter. We will cover basic management strategies, including manual and/or chemical control techniques.

This workshop will take place on Saturday November 12th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and will be *outside*– so dress warmly if the weather indicates.Registration is free. There will be a limit of 25 participants.

Please make note of the following: Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required to participate. No exceptions.You might want to bring work gloves, safety glasses, and the following tools (optional): hand pruners, hatchet, loppers

Blue Ridge PRISM reserves the right to cancel the event in the case of steady rain/inclement weather or if there are insufficient registration numbers. If you find that you cannot attend, please be kind enough to let us know at least 48 hours in advance.

Juvenile leaf (left) and mature leaf (right). Image: Tim Maywalt

Winter Quarterly Meeting

January 2023

Our next brown bag session is planned for February 2023.

Want to be a Citizen Scientist? Join Lori Chamberlin with Virginia Department of Forestry to learn how to spot and report Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses.

Additional Training Opportunities!

Check back soon for new opportunities from our partners.-