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Volunteer Opportunities

April 26 - August 31

Volunteering is one of the best ways that you can help protect your lands and waters from the impacts of invasive species. SLELO PRISM and our partners offer volunteer opportunities seasonally and sometimes throughout the year depending on needs. Attending any of the events hosted by SLELO or our partners count towards achievements with our Volunteer Challenge 

Check often as more opportunities will be added as they are received. If you are a SLELO Partner and have a volunteer opportunity to list here contact megan.pistolese@tnc.org.

2023 SLELO PRISM opportunities:

Restoration/Planting Opportunity: CLICK TO REGISTER

What: Install plants as part of a large restoration effort.

When: June 24th-29th @ 9am

Where: Lakeview WMA South Sandy Creek car-top boat launch located at 2234 State Rte 3, Mannsville, NY 13661

Details: Daily planting demonstrations will begin promptly at 9 AM. Volunteers can assist plantings, or assist with photography, registration, and other needs. Volunteers will be teamed up to install plants. No experience is needed and tools will be provided.


Invasive Species Removal Opportunities: CLICK TO REGISTER

What: Manual removal of invasive plants.

Where: Multiple locations in Jefferson, Oswego, and Oneida Counties.

Details: No experience is needed and tools will be provided.



Aid Water Chestnut Removal Efforts in SLELO PRISM 

What: Help manually remove water chestnut.

When: Multiple dates in July and August

Where: Multiple locations in Oneida, Oswego, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence Counties.

Details: Participants may need to supply their own watercraft and life jacket. Some events may have the equipment to borrow.

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2023 Partner Events: Attending any of the events hosted by SLELO PRISM and our partners count towards achievements with our Volunteer Challenge 

Indian River Lakes Conservancy (IRLC)

Below is a list of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities hosted by IRLC that you can get involved in.

June 2 8:30 am-4 pm Water Quality Conference
June 7 4 pm-5 pm Red Lake Preserve Dedication Ceremony
June 17 10 am-11 am Watershed Woofers #1 Baker Woods Preserve
June 24 9 am-3 pm Trailside Woodcraft – Kiosk Build
July 6 6 pm-7 pm Nature Talks – Trailside Learning Center (Topic: Loons)
July 11 – August 11 9 am-3 pm Project WHIRL
August 15 10 am-11 am Watershed Woofers #2 Red Lake Preserve
July 18 – 20 9 am-12 pm EMD Kids Camp
August 6 4 pm-8 pm Celebration of Lakes
August 11 10 am-12 pm WHIRL Outreach Day
August 17 6 pm-7 pm Nature Talks – Trailside Learning Center (Topic : Edible Gardening)
August 26 10 am-11 am Watershed Woofers #3 Ferrone Woods Preserve
September 14 6 pm-7 pm Nature Talks – Trailside Learning Center (Topic : Wildlife Rescue)
September 16 10 am-11 am Watershed Woofers #4 Grand Lake Reserve
September 23 11 am-2 pm Fall Family Fun Day
October 7 9 am-11 am Falling Leaves Hike
October 14 5:30 pm-7 pm Fairy Walk
4 November 9 am-12 pm Fall Stewardship Day
December 23 4 pm-6 pm Tree Lighting Ceremony



April 26
August 31

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


Capital Mohawk PRISM 

Catskill (CRISP) PRISM 

Finger Lakes PRISM

LIISMA (Long Island) PRISM  

Lower Hudson PRISM

Western NY PRISM