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Blue Ridge PRISM Fall Meeting

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Interested in learning how to use the invasive reporting tool, EDDMapS? Rebekah Wallace will give an overview of EDDMapS and how to use it.

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Join Blue Ridge PRISM for our 2021 Fall Meeting. There will be an update of recent PRISM activities by Rod Walker, Blue Ridge PRISM President followed by our guest speaker, Rebekah Wallace, the EDDMapS Coordinator & Bugwood Images Coordinator with the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

EDDMapS is a suite of applications and programs for reporting, mapping and managing data on invasive species. It is heavily used across the country by conservation organizations and natural lands managers for determining where to direct resources for the control of plants that threaten the health of our ecosystems. Rebekah will give an overview of EDDMapS and how to use this tool on your desktop or smartphone.

While we see many invasive plant species spreading in our parks and other public spaces, documentation of that spread is essential for informing public policy, determining whether an escaped plant is becoming environmentally harmful, public education, and decisions on management and control of invasive plants. Data is sorely lacking. Learn how citizen scientists can report invasive plants using EDDMapS to ensure that invasive plants are better documented in each County of the Commonwealth.

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Blue Ridge PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to reducing the negative impact of nonnative invasive plants on the health of the natural and agricultural environment in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

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