Register for Summer Workshops!

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

Blue Ridge PRISM’s 2022 Summer Workshop is a blend of two virtual sessions and an optional in-person field session. Register for the virtual sessions or a field session or both!

Session 1 (virtual) : Introduction to Invasive Plants and Identification, $10

Session 2 (virtual): Control of Invasive Plants, $10

In-person Field Sessions

May 14, 2022

Join Blue Ridge PRISM and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s knowledgeable staff and volunteers in the field to learn invasive plant ID, herbicide safety, and a how-to for manual/chemical control techniques. Morning or afternoon session available on May 14th at Oak Spring’s Rokeby Farm in Middleburg, Va. Registration fee is $50.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants can expect to walk about 2 miles over uneven terrain. Long pants, closed toe shoes, and masks will be required when going inside any buildings to participate in the in-person field session. NO EXCEPTIONS.

COVID-19 Requirements: At this time, Oak Spring requires all guests to be vaccinated including a booster (if eligible) prior to visiting the site.

Learning about tools with Instructor William Hamersky

May 22, 2022

Join PRISM’s knowledgeable staff and volunteers in the field to learn invasive plant ID, herbicide safety, and a how-to for manual/chemical control techniques. This will take place on Sunday, May 22nd from 12:30 – 3:30 pm at Pen Park in Charlottesville, Va. and will include an invasive plant identification walk and in-person instruction. Space is limited to 25 participants. Registration fee is $25.

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).


Dutch Creek Lane, shown here lined with Japanese stiltgrass, provides a corridor for the expansion of invasive plants.

Summer Quarterly Meeting

Simply Stiltgrass

Our Summer Meeting is scheduled for July 20, 2022, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Join the PRISM Team as we discuss all things Japanese stiltgrass from the latest research to effective control strategies.

This is a free online event, but donations welcome. Registration coming soon.


Additional Training Opportunities!

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