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2023 Eastern Lake Ontario Invasive Species Symposium

June 22

Save the date for our biennial Eastern Lake Ontario Invasive Species Symposium to be held on Thursday, June 22nd at the Tailwater Lodge in Altmar, NY. Registration will open in Mid-April. The abstracts deadline has been extended to April, 6th 2023. Reach out to Megan.Pistolese@tnc.org for questions. 

The Eastern Lake Ontario Invasive Species Symposium is hosted by the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM). It is a professional exchange of information that provides applicable and timely ways to support invasive species prevention and management initiatives while also enhancing the health and resiliency of the natural systems that make the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario region so special.

We’re inviting invasive species professionals to share their work at this year’s symposium.

Click to Submit an Abstract (Deadline Extended to April 6th, 2023)

Symposium Call for Abstracts Announcement

This year’s theme is, Managing for Resilience and Biodiversity. There are four ways in which you can showcase your work:
 1) Give a 20-25 min presentation
 2) Give a 3-min lightning presentation
 3) Share an exhibit or poster
 4) Provide a demonstration

Symposium Overview (speaker information and more details to follow)


8:30-9 AM

Morning Session

9 AM-12 PM

Theme: Enhancing Biodiversity and Resilience of Connected Land/Waterscapes

Mid-Day Session

12-1:30 PM

Lunch, lightning-round presentations, exhibits & demonstrations

Afternoon Session

1:30-3 PM

Theme: Restoration & Resiliency


To get group-rate lodging at the Tailwater Lodge, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit www.tailwaterlodge.com
  2. Click Book Now (upper right corner)
  3. Edit Arrival/Departure dates (valid June 21-23, 2023)
  4. Number of rooms/guests
  5. Click the Special Rates button
  6. Group Code: SLELO
  7. Click Update
  8. The Group Rate of $101 per night will appear for reservations.  Guests must reserve the room with a credit card.  A card will be authorized upon arrival for the full amount, plus incidentals, and will not get charged until the day of departure.  All rooms must be booked by MAY 21, 2023 receive the discounted rate.

Guests can also call the hotel direct at (315) 298-3434 and give the agent the Group Code (SLELO).

Guest check-in is 3:00 pm and guest check-out is 11:00 am.

Hotel Amenities: Restaurant and lounge, indoor pool, large outdoor hot tub, full-service spa, various indoor and outdoor games, hiking trail, and fitness center!  Enjoy

To book Spa Appointments: https://go.booker.com/location/Tailwater/service-menu

Cancellation: If you need to cancel your reservation, it must be done 48 hours prior to the day of arrival.  No-shows or cancellations will be charged a one-night room and tax.




June 22

Contact megan.pistolese@tnc.org to list your events on our events page and on Facebook.  

SLELO PRISM Partner Meeting Schedule: Our partners have decided to meet on a seasonal/quarterly basis. We will meet the third week of these months:  January, April, July, and October alternating between  Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting at 10 am.

If you are a Partner and want to receive partner meeting invitations and announcements please follow this link. 

If you are not a Partner and have an interest in attending a Partner Meeting as a guest, please contact Rob Williams, the PRISM Manager at rwilliams@tnc.org.

Save the Date for 2023 Partner Meetings:

Wednesday, January 19th @ 10 am

Thursday, April 20th @ 10 am (Watertown CCE)

Wednesday, July 19th @ 10 am (TBD)

The PRISM Network hosts a monthly Speaker Series on the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December).

View the Webinar Schedule & Access Recordings

iMapInvasives holds training webinars after the PRISM  Speaker Series from 1 pm-2 pm. Visit the iMap website for details and to register. 

 View Events Pages of the PRISM Network


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