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Guided Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Walk and Talk Series

October 1, 2023 - March 14, 2024

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) kills hemlock trees. Hemlocks are a key tree species for healthy forests in the Tug Hill region and elsewhere, and your efforts can make a difference in preventing the spread of this insect. From November through March, SLELO PRISM and the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust will be leading guided walks to show participants how to survey for hemlock woolly adelgid and report observations to the iMapInvaisves free mobile app.

We will be outside for the entire workshop, so participants should dress for the weather.

Attendees are encouraged to make a free iMapInvasives user account and download the iMap mobile app prior to attending the hike (see details below). By searching for and reporting observations, volunteers aid a state-wide effort to monitor for and manage HWA.

2023-2024 Walk & Talk Schedule (held from 10 AM- 12 PM) 


11/1/23 Whetstone Gulf, Lowville

12/13/23 Salmon River Falls, Orwell

1/25/24 Trenton Greenbelt, Holland Patent (new date)

2/14/24 Forest Park, Camden

3/13/24 Great Bear Rec. Area, Fulton

*Save the date following each listed walk as an alternate inclement weather date. The event will be held in the event of light rain or snow, it will be canceled if it is unsafe to travel. You will be notified of any changes prior to the event via your registration email. 

Before attending the hike please follow the below steps to set up a free iMapInvasives user account.

If you have a mobile device, follow these additional steps:

  • Download the iMapInvasives mobile app in Google Play or the App Store onto your mobile device
  • Visit your email and find the iMapInvasive user account confirmation email and open it to confirm your account
  • Sign onto the IMapInvasives mobile app using the credentials you made on the iMap Website
  • We will show you how to use the mobile app at the training here is a guide for reference
  • For those using the online version here are instructions SLELO PRISM hosts trainings on how to use the iMap desktop version in the spring and there are other trainings available at  https://www.nyimapinvasives.org/upcoming-trainings


October 1, 2023
March 14

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 want to receive partner meeting announcements please email rwilliams@tnc.org .

Save the Date for 2023 Partner Meetings:

Thursday, October 12th

Keewaydin State Park – Marina Pavilion, 10 am-12 pm 45165 State Route 12, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

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. 

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