The Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) is helping to promote established sister programs focused on starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) and other aquatic invasive species identification training given yearly in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Using these programs as a model we would like to begin support and training for small groups or organizations that show interest and capacity for doing starry stonewort sampling, and encourage the growth of this work into larger programs available to a wider audience, similar to those of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Some of FLI’s support includes:

  • Program & training session coordination and facilitation assistance
  • Training materials for participants
  • Field identification kits which will include tools such as backpack, sampling rake, sorting bin, field ID information, hand lens and/or other materials

If you are interested in getting involved with the fight against Starry Stonewort, please follow the link below.