“Teaming Up To Stop The Spread of Invasive Species“
SLELO – PRISM
Volunteer Monitoring Network Training
“Come learn about the impacts and management of invasive species and learn the skills to monitor your favorite water body or landscape”All Sessions are FREE and Begin At 7:00 P.M. To reserve a seat for any of these events, please contact our office at 315.387.3600 x25 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Oswego County Tuesday June 11th – Edick Hamlink VFW. 5930 Scenic Ave., Mexico, NY. Oneida County Thursday June 20th – Madison-Oneida BOCES Triplexus Conference Room. 4937 Spring Road, Verona, NY Volunteer Monitoring Network Training Learn the skills to monitor your favorite water body or landscape followed by An actual community demonstration Water Chestnut Pull July 13th 8:30 AM to Noon. Pine Grove Boat Launch, 7101 State Rt. 3, Pulaski, NY. Please R.S.V.P. at email@example.com or 315.387.3600 x25
Background on SLELO
Invasive species pose a serious ecological and economic threat in the St. Lawrence – Eastern Lake Ontario region of New York and indeed the entire state.
The St. Lawrence – Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership For Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM) was formed in 2005 to combat the spread of invasives and mitigate associated threats. Our overall mission is to protect the natural and cultural integrity of aquatic and terrestrial areas in Jefferson, Oswego, Oneida, St. Lawrence, and Lewis counties from invasive species. Formally recognized by the state in 2011, our PRISM has made tremendous progress towards the prevention of new species and the management of existing species within the PRISM.
SLELO provides region-wide coordination for invasive species monitoring and management across the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems within our 7,600-square mile PRISM region.
SLELO partners promote prevention, early detection and rapid response of invasive species through development and dissemination of educational materials and programs, documentation of species distributions, promotion of integrated habitat management strategies, and builds consensus for resource protection through partnerships with residents, institutions and agencies. Hosted by the Central Western NY Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the SLELO PRISM has and continues to make significant progress towards invasive species management by utilizing the support and expertise of our partners.
- From early detection to rapid response and education, SLELO shares several goals with our PRISM partners.
- To focus immediate priorities, we have targeted several invasive species.
- We engage in several Projects & Activities throughout the SLELO region.
Invasive Species Program Coordinaator Rob Williams, has engaged and rallied the SLELO partnership in a strong and focussed way, one which will certainly help our PRISM to achieve our goals and objectives.