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PRISM Partner Meeting Schedule: Our PRISM partners have decided to meet on a seasonal/quarterly basis. We will continue to meet the third week of these months:  January, April, July, and October alternating between Wednesdays and Thursdays. For information on upcoming meetings and locations, please contact Rob Williams, the PRISM Coordinator at rwilliams@tnc.org

PRISM Invasive Species Webinars are held the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December). To join in on these webinars please contact Rob Williams rwilliams@tnc.org   

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June 2020

Invasive Species Awareness Week

June 7 - June 13

New York will celebrate its 7th annual ISAW June 7-13, 2020 The mission of the New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state, and empowering them to take action to help stop the spread. This annual education campaign is comprised of various outreach initiatives and events led by partner organizations statewide. Activities include interpretive hikes, invasive plant removal, and restoration projects, displays, webinars, radio and television programming, and more. To Host An ISAW Event Participate in ISAW SLELO ISAW Social Media Tool Kit ISAW WEBINARS Monday, June 8th, 1 pm-2 pm You can help Enhance Outreach for Spotted Lanternfly Webinar REGISTER The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that feeds on a wide range of fruit, ornamental and woody trees. If allowed to this pest could seriously impact the country’s grape, orchard, logging, and even our tourism industries. SLF is considered a high priority prevention species on a regional and national level. SLELO PRISM has developed an outreach strategy that provides a targeted and measurable approach geared towards behavioral change. This approach engages local businesses and their customers who are most likely traveling from known SLF quarantine areas to recreate in New York.  If you are a charter captain, marina or tackle/shop owner, a campground manager, or waterfront business in the counties of Oneida, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence counties we want to collaborate with you! Please join us and learn how you can help with this outreach effort. Presented by Megan Pistolese- SLELO PRISM Education Outreach Coordinator  and Brittney Rogers SLELO PRISM Aquatic Resiliency and Restoration Coordinator   Wednesday, June 10th, 11 am-12 pm Using Biocontrol’s to Suppress Invasive Species REGISTER Using biological controls to suppress invasive species can be a complex undertaking, but it can be an effective tool in our efforts to protect our lands and waters from the adverse impacts of invasive species. This webinar will provide an introduction to how biologicals controls are tested and used effectively, discuss progress on controls for species such as water chestnut and knotweed, and share hands-on experience with using biological controls to manage swallowwort. Presented by Rob Williams Manager of the SLELO PRISM   Thursday, June 11th, 11 am-12 pm Enhancing The Health Of Your Urban Forests REGISTER Urban forests are a collection of trees and other woody vegetation growing along streets, yards, parks, cemeteries, school grounds, and undeveloped green spaces. Urban forests provide green spaces in otherwise concrete jungles and have numerous environmental, social, and economic benefits. Invasive species and climate change threaten the health of urban forests. This webinar will focus on a step by step approach that municipal leaders can take to make their urban forests more sustainable in the wake of invasive pests and climate change.  An overview of the SLELO PRISM Urban Forest Sustainability Initiative and available resources will be provided. Presented by Robert Smith SLELO PRISM Terrestrial Resiliency and Restoration Coordinator

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