Important events & dates in 2018:

Our partners will list meetings, updates, workshops, and other notices here as they arise. Your contributions to this list are most welcome. Please send your news & updates to Megan Pistolese, megan.pistolese@tnc.org, include a date/location/description/contact for events, thank you.

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February 2019

Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Hops, Berries, and Vegetable Growers IPM Webinar

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In conjunction with the New York State IPM Program and the Department of Agriculture and Markets, the Northeastern IPM Center will host a collection of webinars, titled "Spotted Lanternfly Basics." Each webinar will focus on, and be tailored to, a specific commodity group & management practices covered will be specific to New York. Visit the Northeastern IPM Center website register for the below webinar.   Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Hops, Berry, and Vegetable Growers (Feb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m.)  

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March 2019

Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Christmas Tree Growers IPM Webinar

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In conjunction with the New York State IPM Program and the Department of Agriculture and Markets, the Northeastern IPM Center will host a collection of webinars, titled "Spotted Lanternfly Basics." Each webinar will focus on, and be tailored to, a specific commodity group & management practices covered will be specific to New York. Visit the Northeastern IPM Center website register for the below webinars:   Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Christmas Tree Growers (Mar. 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m.)  

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Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Nursery, Greenhouse, and Landscape Industries IPM Webinar

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In conjunction with the New York State IPM Program and the Department of Agriculture and Markets, the Northeastern IPM Center will host a collection of webinars, titled "Spotted Lanternfly Basics." Each webinar will focus on, and be tailored to, a specific commodity group & management practices covered will be specific to New York. Visit the Northeastern IPM Center website register for the below webinar:   Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Nursery, Greenhouse, and Landscape Industries (Mar. 4, 2019, 1:00 p.m.)  

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Hydrilla Stakeholder Education/Outreach Webinar

March 5 @ 2:00 pm

Great Lakes Hydrilla Collaborative is hosting a technical webinar, on Tuesday, March 5th at 2 pm EST. Stacie Hall, Assistant Manager for Pymatuning State Park with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and Cathy McGlynn, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, will be presenting on Hydrilla Stakeholder Outreach/Education for Pymatuning State Park in Pennsylvania and the Croton River in New York. Stacie will present on the park’s invasive species check stations which target boater outreach, as well as coordination with Ohio agencies for the management of hydrilla on that side of the 17,000-acre reservoir. Cathy will present on the outreach efforts for the Croton River Hydrilla Control Project.  She will discuss the communication strategy developed to communicate with stakeholders, as well as aquatic plant monitoring efforts which have involved local entities. To register for the webinar, contact: HydrillaCollaborative@ene.com Information on how to access the webinar will be provided several days prior to the event. For those who are unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be made available on http://hydrillacollaborative.com/    

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Tree Workshop

March 20 @ 9:30 am - April 24 @ 2:00 pm

Workshop: Pruning Young Trees: Years 1-10 When:   Wednesday, March 20, 2019  from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Where:   St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Learning Center, 40 West Main St. Canton    ISA CEUs: Arborist: 3.5, Municipal Specialist: 3.5, BCMA Science: 0.75, BCMA Practice: 2.75,     TW Climber Specialist: 3.5. TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 3.5 SAF Credits Pending  The class is free, but pre-registration is required. Call CCE-St. Lawrence County at (315) 379-9192 Presenters:  Steven Sherwood, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Forester Paul Hetzler, Horticulture & Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension-St. Lawrence County Agenda:      9:30: Registration 10:00 to 10:45: Tree Wound Response & Compartmentalization& Invasive tree pests 10:45 to 11:15: Trees and Threes—Pruning Commandments; Tools of the Trade 11:15 to 12:00: Why We Prune, & Reality vs. the Literature 12:00 to 12:30: Lunch—Please bring yours. (That’s why it’s free) 12:30 to 2:00: Demo & Hands-on Pruning (Dress for the weather)   Workshop Flier

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2019 Tug Hill Commission Local Government Conference

March 28 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Please join us for this opportunity to interact with associates and other local government officials from across the state as we work together to find solutions to problems and issues that challenge our communities.  Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY continues to be a wonderful host for our conference.  Over 30 vendors will be showcased in the gym where you will register in the morning, have lunch at noon and a reception at 4 p.m. TWO EASY WAYS TO REGISTER 1. Online: Go to https://lgc2019.eventbrite.com to pay electronically until March 19th. 2. Mail: Complete and print the registration form to pay with a check or voucher. The form is a fillable pdf, which can be typed in, printed, and mailed to the office with payment.  Alternatively, the blank form can be printed and filled in by hand, and then mailed with payment to: NYS Tug Hill Commission, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601 Detailed session descriptions are available here. Please call our office at (315)785-2380 (toll-free in the region at 888-785-2380) with questions about the event, or if you have a problem registering. $50 Registration postmarked by March 8th $100 Registration postmarked March 9th through March 15th $150 Registration postmarked March 16th until day of event Day of conference registration, only form of payment accepted will be checks. No cash please. No refunds will be issued after March 8th.  No registrations by phone, fax, or email. Overview of the Day 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  ~  Registration & Breakfast w/ Exhibitors 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.  ~  Welcoming Remarks & Keynote Speaker 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.  ~  1st Concurrent Session 10:45 a.m. – Noon ~ 2nd Concurrent Session Noon – 1:00 p.m.  ~ ~ ~  Lunch 1:15 p.m.  –  2:30 p.m.  ~  2nd Concurrent Session 2:45 p.m.  –  4:00 p.m.  ~  3rd Concurrent Session 4:00 p.m.  ~ ~ ~  Reception

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July 2019

Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW)

July 7 @ 12:00 am - July 14 @ 12:00 am

  New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week July 7-14 2019 New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is an annual statewide campaign sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. ISAW is aimed to educate and inform people about the threat of invasive species, to enhance stewardship and encourage communities to take action. This year ISAW is being observed the week of July 7-14 2019   The SLELO PRISM is encouraging you to host an invasive species related event during this observed time to help protect the environment from invasive species.  If you are interested in hosting or co-hosting an ISAW event, contact the SLELO PRISM Education/Outreach Coordinator, Megan Pistolese megan.pistolese@tnc.org 315- 387 -3600 x7724. If you plan to host an event, please email the below information to  megan.pistolese@tnc.org so it can be promoted on the statewide ISAW calendar: Event Title Event Description, RSVP if requested, who to contact for more information Event Date and Start Time/End Time Event Location, Address, including Town/City and Zip Code Digital copies of event fliers/outreach material

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September 2019

North American Invasive Species Management Association Conference (NAISMA)

September 30 @ 12:00 am - October 3 @ 12:00 am

  The 2019 North American Invasive Species Management Association Conference will be held from September 30th through October 3rd in Saratoga Springs. It will be a joint conference with the New York Invasive Species Research Institute out of Cornell University, an internationally renowned center of academic research and outreach. The conference program will seek to bridge the geographic divide between West to East and North to South, connecting terrestrial and aquatic invasive species management, research, policy, and outreach initiatives and opportunities across North America. Presentations, workshops, tours, and special symposia will highlight successful initiatives that bridge the gap between geographic, political, and public-private boundaries. Saratoga Springs is at the doorstep of the breathtaking Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. Albany International Airport is 30 minutes south of Saratoga Springs. Saratoga is a 3-hour drive or less from most major northeast metropolitan areas including the Boston area, Connecticut, New York City, Northern New Jersey and central New York. A complimentary shuttle service will be arranged for peak attendee arrivals and departures.

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