Blue Ridge PRISM Quarterly Meetings

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Blue Ridge PRISM Quarterly Meetings are free and open to everyone. Each meeting offers a short update on PRISM activities followed by guest speaker(s) or panel discussion on an invasive plant topic. Meetings are held during the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

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Winter Activities for Invasive Plant Control – January 11, 2023

Winter is a great time to tackle invasive plants! In this interactive webinar, learn about safe and effective winter control methods and find out which plants can be treated now or should be left alone for later.

Panel Members:
Laura Greenleaf – Invasive Plant Management Coordinator, James River Park System
Nicola McGoff – Director, Wild Ginger Field Services
Nicole Shuman – Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Homegrown National Park with Doug Tallamy – October 18, 2022

Blue Ridge PRISM was pleased to welcome Dr. Doug Tallamy to speak at our Fall Meeting.

Simply Stiltgrass – July 20, 2022

Jake Hughes of Shenandoah National Park and Jim Hurley of Blue Ridge PRISM give and overview of Japanese stiltgrass including its identification, ecology, control measures and management strategies.

Invasive Plants, Pollinators and Herbicides – April 21, 2022

How do invasive plants and herbicides affect native pollinators? Join us for our spring quarterly meeting when we welcome guest speaker Celia Vuocolo, Private Lands Biologist with Quail Forever. Celia will discuss how invasive plants affect our native pollinators, including bees and butterflies. Joining her will be Blue Ridge PRISM’s program director Beth Mizell who will explore the exposure pathways of herbicides and how they affect pollinators. They will also cover strategies on how to mitigate the possible impacts of herbicides to pollinators during invasive plant management.

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Find Past Events on Blue Ridge PRISM’s YouTube Channel