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NYISAW Downtown

June 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Date: Friday, June 10th (Bad weather date 6/17/22)
Urban Arboretum Walk & Talk: 6 pm-7 pm (Meet out front of City Hall on Washington Street.)
Downtown Engagements: 7pm-10pm
Documentary Viewing: 7:30 pm at Downtown Local Lounge located at 137 Franklin Street. Attend viewing to enter a raffle for prizes!

In the event of bad weather, the event will be held the following Friday, June 17th, those interested in attending should REGISTER to receive event updates 

In observance of New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (NYISAW), there will be a special two-part event held in downtown Watertown. The event will begin out front of City Hall for a guided walk and talk through the city’s Urban Arboretum. The arboretum has over 35 different species of trees and is located between Sterling and Stone Street one block south of Public Square. By joining the walk, you will learn about the history of the Arboretum and the trees that make it special, along with invasive pests that threaten the health of the trees, and an opportunity to join a Tree Pilot Project to monitor the trees for signs of health decline.

After the walk, businesses on Public Square with a special NYISAW poster in their window will offer special offers such as discounted drinks and appetizers to walk attendees who provide a special event ticket. So far, Downtown Local Lounge and Spokes are participating, and other businesses are encouraged to join.

Also, after the walk, Downtown Local Lounge, located at 137 Franklin Street, at the main entrance of the Franklin Building, will be showing an exciting and informative 55-minute documentary by the Westfield Production Company called Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species. The documentary introduces the concept of invasive species and highlights some of the species threatening New York’s environment and economy, while also showing some innovative ways that New York State is combatting these threats. Uninvited features the collaborative work of the NYS DEC and its partners including the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, the eight Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs), and New York State Invasive Species Research Institute (NYISRI), and more. Use your ticket to enter a raffle to win prizes after the documentary viewing.



June 10, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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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 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 2022 Partner Meetings:

Wednesday, January 19th @ 10 am

Thursday, April 21st @ 10 am

Wednesday, July 20th @ 10 am

Thursday, October 20th beginning at 10 am at the NYS DEC Lowville Sub-office located at 7327 NY-812, Lowville, NY 13367

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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