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SLELO PRISM invites you to join us for a 3-part learning series to be held this spring and summer (May – June 2024). This training is perfect for, waterfront property owners, lake associations, kayaking groups, seasonal staff, or anyone who wants to learn more about aquatic invasive species (AIS). Participants will be invited to ‘adopt-a-water’ to survey for priority AIS. Continuing Education Credits will be applied for. Fill out the form below to register to attend these sessions. This is a three-part series in which you can choose which sessions to join. 

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) will be awarded for each session from the following organizations: 
Society for Ecological Restoration (CERP)
Master Naturalist (MN)
  • June 5th, 2024, 6-8 PM: Aquatic Plant Workshop (Keewaydin State Park Marina House) (CERP 2 CEUs; MN 1 CEU)
    • This event is in observance of New York Invasive Species Awareness Week.
    • View preserved and live native and aquatic plants in a classroom setting.
    • Learn how to report observations to iMapInvasives, and use other community science tools.
  • June 19th, 2024, 6-8 PM: Pre-Solstice Paddle (Kring Point State Park) (CERP 2 CEUs; MN 1 CEU)
    • Join us for a fun evening on the water to test your new aquatic plant identification knowledge and learn how to survey for and report AIS of interest. *Some kayaks and canoes may be available for use*
    • Learn how to conduct aquatic plant surveys on the water via rake toss.
    • Use our underwater scopes to explore the world below the surface.
    • Practice reporting observations to the iNaturalist and iMapInvasives mobile apps.

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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).

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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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