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Water Quality Conference

August 27, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, August 27th, 2021

8:30am-4pm EST

Redwood Hill Preserve Trailside Learning Center

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Hosted by our partners at the Indian River Lakes Conservancy who bring together thought leaders on topics important to our Lake Associations and others who care about the water quality of the Indian River and surrounding lakes. In addition to presentations, watercraft Inspection Stewards with SLELO/TILT will be exhibiting and sharing information about aquatic invasive species spread prevention.


8:30-9 Registration

9-9:15 Introduction by IRLC Executive Director Wylie Huffman

9:15-9:30 Grant Opportunity Updates by NYS DEC’s Eastern Great Lakes Watershed Coordinator Emily Sheridan

9:30-10:15 – Lake Associations’ Role in Environmental Governance by Clarkson University’s Michael Twiss

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11 Project WHIRL: Getting Teens Involve in Science – Andrea Inserra, Indian River School District Educator, and Sarah Trick, IRLC Watershed Coordinator

11-11:15 Lake Water Quality Joe Pasquini, Butterfield Lake President

11:15 – 12 The Social Cost of Water Pollution: The Economics of Ecosystem Services – Cathy Kling, Cornell University

12-1 Lunch Provided by Land of Lakes Shopette

1-1:45 CSLAP: Program Updates and Success Stories by NYSFOLA’s Nancy Mueller

1:45 – 3:00 Challenged Septic Walk & Talk on Butterfield Lake – Onsite Engineering’s Eric Murdock

3:00 – 4:00 Social & Networking Mixer



August 27, 2021
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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 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).

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


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