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Hike to Protect Hemlocks
December 1, 2021 - March 11, 2022
Join a series of guided walk and talks to learn to recognize and report hemlock woolly adelgid HWA- an invasive insect that kills hemlock trees. Hemlocks are an important tree species that provide many benefits for people and nature. Detecting the presence of HWA early on provides enough time to protect infested trees and helps to stop the spread to new areas. To help raise awareness, and encourage community members to get involved, a series of guided hikes will be held each month beginning in December through March. Participants will learn how to survey for HWA and report observations using their smartphone through a free mobile application called iMapInvasives-a community science tool.
Prior to attending, participants should follow these steps:
Guided Walk and Talk Schedule:
Each walk is held from 10:30 am-12 pm EST
12/29/21 Whetstone Gulf State Park – Lowville, NY (Snow date 12/30)
2/15/22 Salmon River Falls -Altmar, NY (Snow date 2/16)
2/24/22 Forest Park-Camden, NY (Snow date 2/25)
3/10/22 Trenton Greenbelt- Holland Patent, NY (Snow date 3/11)
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 email@example.com.
Save the Date for 2021 Partner Meetings:
Due to COVID, all meetings will be virtual until further notice.
Wednesday, January 19th @ 10 am
Thursday, April 21st @ 10 am
Wednesday, July 20th @ 10 am
Thursday, October 20th @10am
The PRISM Network hosts a monthly Speaker Series on the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December).
iMapInvasives holds training webinars after the PRISM Speaker Series from 1 pm-2 pm. Visit the iMap website for details and to register.