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On November 16th, 2010, FMCE sponsored a forum titled “The Battle Against Invasive Species”.

Introduction by June Summers who explained that the forum was being held in memory of Christine Sevilla--environmental activist, artist, and friend to many.

Brighton Town Supervisor, Sandra Frankel, welcomed the attendees and echoed the sentiment of Christine 's importance to local environmental efforts.

Scroll down to see "Forum Notes" and "How you can help".


Shown above are the four speakers (left to right):

Steven Daniel, Peter Debes, Greg Sargis and Charles Knauf.


Peter Debes    - naturalist, educator, Vice Chair of the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club
- topic “Overview oF Invasive Species”

Steven Daniel - naturalist, Adjunct Associate Professor at MCC, president of Nature Discoveries and biological consultant. - topic “Plant Invaders”

Greg Sargis    - Program Stewardship Ecologist of The Nature Conservancy Of Central and Western NY
- topic “Insect Invaders”

Charles Knauf - Environmental Health Project Analyst at Monroe County Health Department 
- topic  “Aquatic Invaders”

Sally Howard, moderator for the forum, welcomes over 100 guests in attendance.

Forum Notes

How you can help



          Federation of Monroe County Environmentalists FMCE    www.fmce.org

          Bergen Swamp Preservation Society        www.bergenswamp.org

          Center for Sustainable Living          www.living-sustainably.org

          Genesee Land Trust      www.geneseelandtrust.org

          Genesee Valley Audubon Society       www.gvaudubon.org

          League of Women Voters Rochester Metropolitan Area     www.lwv-rma.org

          The Nature Conservancy      www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/newyork

          People for Parks      http://www.parkspreservation.org/monroe-county-parks

          PRISM: Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management     http://nyis.info

          Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club     http://newyork.sierraclub.org/rochester


Thanks to Chris H who took excellent notes at the forum!

Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped with the forum!