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Our partners will list meetings, updates, workshops, and other notices here as they arise. Your contributions to this list are most welcome. Please send your news & updates to Megan Pistolese, megan.pistolese@tnc.org, include a date/location/description/contact for events, thank you. 

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 2019

Aquatic Invasive Fish Workshop

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Attention Fishing Community Help to Protect Our Waters Aquatic invasive fish threaten the health of our waters. Learn about invasive fish that are of concern in the St. Lawrence River and Eastern Lake Ontario Region. Learn how you can help by keeping an eye out for these fish and reporting your observations. SLELO PRISM will host two workshops listed below:   Tuesday, June 25th 10am-2:30pm at the Nicandri Nature Center located at 19 Robinson Bay Rd, Massena, NY 13662. Special guest Sunci Avlijas with McGill University will give an exclusive overview of their research exploring the impacts tench will have on native fish populations and the aquatic food web in the St. Lawrence River. Topics at the 6/25  workshop in Massena will include: EVENT FLIER A new threat to the St. Lawrence River, Tench impacts & special research Common misconceptions of snakehead & overview of Asian carp Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species Help protect our waters: Strengthening Early Detection Making observations using a mobile application- iMapInvasives CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    Thursday, June 27th 10am-1pm at the Keewaydin State Park located at 45165 NYS Route 12 Alexandria Bay, NY 13607. Topics at the 6/27 workshop in Alexandria Bay will include:Event Flier Tench—A new invasive fish threating the St. Lawrence River Common misconceptions of snakehead & overview of Asian carp Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species Help protect our waters: Strengthening Early Detection Making observations using a mobile application- iMapInvasives CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    

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Aquatic Invasive Fish Workshop

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Attention Fishing Community Help to Protect Our Waters Aquatic invasive fish threaten the health of our waters. Learn about invasive fish that are of concern in the St. Lawrence River and Eastern Lake Ontario Region. Learn how you can help by keeping an eye out for these fish and reporting your observations.    Thursday, June 27th 10am-2:30pm at the Keewaydin State Park located at 46165 NYS Route 12 Alexandria Bay, NY 13607. Topics at the 6/27 workshop in Alexandria Bay will include: EVENT FLIER Tench—A new invasive fish threating the St. Lawrence River Common misconceptions of snakehead & overview of Asian carp Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species Help protect our waters: Strengthening Early Detection Making observations using a mobile application- iMapInvasives CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    

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July 2019

Aquatic Invasive Plants Workshop

July 2 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Colton Pierrepont Central School Cafeteria, 4921 NY-56
Colton, 13625  United States
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Pledge to Protect Your Waters from Invasive Species Aquatic/Riparian invasive species reduce the overall health of an ecosystem and can reduce property values. Pledge to protect your waters by learning to recognize, manage and report invasive aquatic plants.   Join us on Tuesday, July 2nd from 10:30am-2: 30 pm at the Colton-Pierrepont Central School Cafeteria located at 4921 NY-56, Colton, NY 13625  Please register for this event by following this google form link or by contacting megan.pistolese@tnc.org  315 387 3600 x7724 (leave your full name, phone number and email in a message stating you plan to attend) Workshop Topics:  Introduction to the PRISM Network  Hands-on invasive and native look-alike plant ID session  Control Techniques/DEC regulations  Volunteer opportunities  iMapInvasives mobile app Participants are encouraged to create a free iMapInvasives user account and to download the iMapInvasives free mobile app onto their smartphone/mobile devices prior to the workshop. Instructions will be sent via email after you register. Please register for this event by following this google form link or by contacting megan.pistolese@tnc.org  315 387 3600 x7724 (leave your full name, phone number and email in a message stating you plan to attend). EVENT FLIER  

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Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW)

July 7 @ 12:00 am - July 14 @ 12:00 am

You can register for ISAW events happening in SLELO by clicking  HERE. New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week July 7-13 2019 New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is an annual statewide campaign sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. ISAW is aimed to educate and inform people about the threat of invasive species, to enhance stewardship and encourage communities to take action. This year ISAW is being observed the week of July 7-13 2019  The theme this year is to Explore, Observe, Report. Pledge to protect your favorite wild and urban spaces by learning to recognize and report invasive species while enjoying the outdoors to iMapInvasives.org   To learn of state-wide ISAW events, visit https://stoptheinvasionny.com/events/.    The SLELO PRISM is encouraging you to host an invasive species related event during this observed time to help protect the environment from invasive species.  If you are interested in hosting or co-hosting an ISAW event, contact the SLELO PRISM Education/Outreach Coordinator, Megan Pistolese megan.pistolese@tnc.org 315- 387 -3600 x7724. If you plan to host an event, please email the below information to  megan.pistolese@tnc.org so it can be promoted on the statewide ISAW calendar: Event Title Event Description, RSVP if requested, who to contact for more information Event Date and Start Time/End Time Event Location, Address, including Town/City and Zip Code Digital copies of event fliers/outreach material

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iMapInvasives Training

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
St. Lawrence University Wachtmeister Field Station, CO. RD. 27, Canton, NY 13617. + Google Map

Pledge to Protect Our Lands and Waters   Invasive species threaten our lands and waters. You can help protect your favorite wild and urban spaces by learning to recognize and report invasive species you encounter while enjoying the outdoors. Join us on Friday, July 19th 11am-2: 30 pm iMapInvasives Training St. Lawrence University Wachtmeister Field Station CO. RD. 27, Canton, NY 13617. Participants will learn to recognize invasive species threatening our region and how to report observations using an online invasive species reporting platform called iMapInavsives. Prior to the workshop please visit:https://imapinvasives.natureserve.org/imap/login.jsp and set up a free iMap account. If you have a smartphone, please visit the online app store and download the iMapinvasives.org mobile app prior to the workshop. Here is a link to instructions if you have trouble signing into iMap https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/bd649e_ee58065c8b3b4b6fb3f98ea7b0daa254.pdf Bring your own bagged lunch. There will be an outdoor session to engage with the iMapinvasives mobile app so be sure to dress for the weather. If you don’t have a smartphone you are still welcome to attend the outdoor session.   REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Click Here to Register Event Flier

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Guffin Bay Water Chestnut Pull

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guffin Bay, Meet at 25282 Old Moffatt Road, Dexter, NY + Google Map

Help protect Guffin Bay/Creek  from Water Chestnut  Water Chestnut, Trapa natans can cover entire waterbodies, impeding recreation, reducing habitat health and waterfront property values. If you act now, we can reduce and stop the spread of water chestnut populations that are now in Guffin Bay. Date: Wednesday, July 24th  2019 Time: 10 am-12pm Location: Meet at 25282 Old Moffatt Road, Dexter, NY. Look for signs and a circular driveway just past a row of mailboxes. We will launch canoes/kayaks off of Fire Road near here. Register: https://forms.gle/KhMNfADzYY1ucZS19  or contact  megan.pistolese@tnc.org 315 387 3600 x7724   EVENT FLIER  

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August 2019

Monitoring and Managing Ash Workshop Series

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lowville DEC Office, 7327 State Route 812
Lowville, NY 13367 United States
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  August Single-Session Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training Workshops Learn how to conserve ash and manage emerald ash borer (EAB) – the future of ash is in your hands!   The MaMA program of the Ecological Research Institute (see www.MonitoringAsh.org) provides constructive actions to take at each stage of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) invasion, including even pre-invasion and the final invasion stage, when almost all of an area’s ash area have been killed by this invasive beetle. In this free workshop, you’ll learn how to mitigate EAB damage, and more importantly to detect naturally occurring EAB-resistant native ash, which provide great hope for ash conservation. You’ll learn how to use MaMA’s citizen-science projects, including the MaMA Monitoring Plots Network, which reaches from New England to the Midwest, and the MaMA Lingering Ash Search project, in which you report locations of trees that are likely EAB-resistant. Most importantly, you’ll learn why it’s necessary to leave some standing live ash trees, especially healthy ones.   MaMA’s development and implementation have been in close collaboration with the US Forest Service scientists leading the search for and propagation of EAB-resistant native ash, and by helping to find these trees, you can help save ash from extinction. This workshop’s hands-on training includes setting up an actual ash monitoring plot to help detect resistant ash.   Continuing education credits: NYS Nursery and Landscape Association (3.5 CNLP); International Society of Arboriculture (1.25 Arborist; 1.25 BCMA Practice); Society of American Foresters (3 Cat. 1); and Cornell Cooperative Extension (3 Master Naturalist).   Pre-registration encouraged; for registration or additional information, email Outreach@MonitoringAsh.org or call (845) 419-5229.   When and where: 8/2, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Meet at DEC office, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367 for lecture followed by hands-on training.  8/3, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. Meet at River of Life Fellowship Church, 9871 Number Three Road, Copenhagen, NY 13626 for a lecture, followed by hands-on training at Joseph Blake Wildlife Sanctuary, Middle Road, Rutland, NY.  8/5, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy. Meet at Sandy Island Beach State Park community room, 23 W. Shore Drive, Pulaski, NY 13142 for lecture; followed by hands-on training at Rainbow Shores Nature Conservancy Sanctuary, Pulaski.  8/6, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County. Meet at CCE, 121 Second Street Oriskany, NY 13424  for lecture presentation and hands-on training. All workshops funded by the St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO).   

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Monitoring and Managing Ash Workshop Series

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
River of LIfe Fellowship Church, 9871 Number Three Road, Copenhagen, NY 13626
Champion, United States
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August Single-Session Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training Workshops Learn how to conserve ash and manage emerald ash borer (EAB) – the future of ash is in your hands!   The MaMA program of the Ecological Research Institute (see www.MonitoringAsh.org) provides constructive actions to take at each stage of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) invasion, including even pre-invasion and the final invasion stage, when almost all of an area’s ash area have been killed by this invasive beetle. In this free workshop, you’ll learn how to mitigate EAB damage, and more importantly to detect naturally occurring EAB-resistant native ash, which provide great hope for ash conservation. You’ll learn how to use MaMA’s citizen-science projects, including the MaMA Monitoring Plots Network, which reaches from New England to the Midwest, and the MaMA Lingering Ash Search project, in which you report locations of trees that are likely EAB-resistant. Most importantly, you’ll learn why it’s necessary to leave some standing live ash trees, especially healthy ones.   MaMA’s development and implementation have been in close collaboration with the US Forest Service scientists leading the search for and propagation of EAB-resistant native ash, and by helping to find these trees, you can help save ash from extinction. This workshop’s hands-on training includes setting up an actual ash monitoring plot to help detect resistant ash.   Continuing education credits: NYS Nursery and Landscape Association (3.5 CNLP); International Society of Arboriculture (1.25 Arborist; 1.25 BCMA Practice); Society of American Foresters (3 Cat. 1); and Cornell Cooperative Extension (3 Master Naturalist).   Pre-registration encouraged; for registration or additional information, email Outreach@MonitoringAsh.org or call (845) 419-5229.   When and where: 8/2, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Meet at DEC office, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367 for lecture followed by hands-on training.  8/3, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. Meet at River of Life Fellowship Church, 9871 Number Three Road, Copenhagen, NY 13626 for a lecture, followed by hands-on training at Joseph Blake Wildlife Sanctuary, Middle Road, Rutland, NY.  8/5, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy. Meet at Sandy Island Beach State Park community room, 23 W. Shore Drive, Pulaski, NY 13142 for lecture; followed by hands-on training at Rainbow Shores Nature Conservancy Sanctuary, Pulaski.  8/6, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County. Meet at CCE, 121 Second Street Oriskany, NY 13424  for lecture presentation and hands-on training. All workshops funded by the St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO).   

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Monitoring and Managing Ash Workshop Series

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sandy Island Beach State Park, 23 West Shore Drive
Pulaski, NY 13142 United States
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August Single-Session Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training Workshops Learn how to conserve ash and manage emerald ash borer (EAB) – the future of ash is in your hands!   The MaMA program of the Ecological Research Institute (see www.MonitoringAsh.org) provides constructive actions to take at each stage of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) invasion, including even pre-invasion and the final invasion stage, when almost all of an area’s ash area have been killed by this invasive beetle. In this free workshop, you’ll learn how to mitigate EAB damage, and more importantly to detect naturally occurring EAB-resistant native ash, which provide great hope for ash conservation. You’ll learn how to use MaMA’s citizen-science projects, including the MaMA Monitoring Plots Network, which reaches from New England to the Midwest, and the MaMA Lingering Ash Search project, in which you report locations of trees that are likely EAB-resistant. Most importantly, you’ll learn why it’s necessary to leave some standing live ash trees, especially healthy ones.   MaMA’s development and implementation have been in close collaboration with the US Forest Service scientists leading the search for and propagation of EAB-resistant native ash, and by helping to find these trees, you can help save ash from extinction. This workshop’s hands-on training includes setting up an actual ash monitoring plot to help detect resistant ash.   Continuing education credits: NYS Nursery and Landscape Association (3.5 CNLP); International Society of Arboriculture (1.25 Arborist; 1.25 BCMA Practice); Society of American Foresters (3 Cat. 1); and Cornell Cooperative Extension (3 Master Naturalist).   Pre-registration encouraged; for registration or additional information, email Outreach@MonitoringAsh.org or call (845) 419-5229.   When and where: 8/2, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Meet at DEC office, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367 for lecture followed by hands-on training.  8/3, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. Meet at River of Life Fellowship Church, 9871 Number Three Road, Copenhagen, NY 13626 for a lecture, followed by hands-on training at Joseph Blake Wildlife Sanctuary, Middle Road, Rutland, NY.  8/5, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy. Meet at Sandy Island Beach State Park community room, 23 W. Shore Drive, Pulaski, NY 13142 for lecture; followed by hands-on training at Rainbow Shores Nature Conservancy Sanctuary, Pulaski.  8/6, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County. Meet at CCE, 121 Second Street Oriskany, NY 13424  for lecture presentation and hands-on training. All workshops funded by the St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO).   

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Monitoring and Managing Ash Workshop Series

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, 121 Second Street
Oriskany, NY 13424 United States
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August Single-Session Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training Workshops Learn how to conserve ash and manage emerald ash borer (EAB) – the future of ash is in your hands!   The MaMA program of the Ecological Research Institute (see www.MonitoringAsh.org) provides constructive actions to take at each stage of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) invasion, including even pre-invasion and the final invasion stage, when almost all of an area’s ash area have been killed by this invasive beetle. In this free workshop, you’ll learn how to mitigate EAB damage, and more importantly to detect naturally occurring EAB-resistant native ash, which provide great hope for ash conservation. You’ll learn how to use MaMA’s citizen-science projects, including the MaMA Monitoring Plots Network, which reaches from New England to the Midwest, and the MaMA Lingering Ash Search project, in which you report locations of trees that are likely EAB-resistant. Most importantly, you’ll learn why it’s necessary to leave some standing live ash trees, especially healthy ones.   MaMA’s development and implementation have been in close collaboration with the US Forest Service scientists leading the search for and propagation of EAB-resistant native ash, and by helping to find these trees, you can help save ash from extinction. This workshop’s hands-on training includes setting up an actual ash monitoring plot to help detect resistant ash.   Continuing education credits: NYS Nursery and Landscape Association (3.5 CNLP); International Society of Arboriculture (1.25 Arborist; 1.25 BCMA Practice); Society of American Foresters (3 Cat. 1); and Cornell Cooperative Extension (3 Master Naturalist).   Pre-registration encouraged; for registration or additional information, email Outreach@MonitoringAsh.org or call (845) 419-5229.   When and where: 8/2, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Meet at DEC office, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367 for lecture followed by hands-on training.  8/3, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. Meet at River of Life Fellowship Church, 9871 Number Three Road, Copenhagen, NY 13626 for a lecture, followed by hands-on training at Joseph Blake Wildlife Sanctuary, Middle Road, Rutland, NY.  8/5, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy. Meet at Sandy Island Beach State Park community room, 23 W. Shore Drive, Pulaski, NY 13142 for lecture; followed by hands-on training at Rainbow Shores Nature Conservancy Sanctuary, Pulaski.  8/6, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County. Meet at CCE, 121 Second Street Oriskany, NY 13424  for lecture presentation and hands-on training. All workshops funded by the St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO).   

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September 2019

Variable Leaf Water Milfoil Draw-down Removal

September 11 - October 15
Raquette River Colton,

Attention Higley Flow/ Racquette River Community Members If you live along the Raquette River or play there you can help! Variable-leaf water-milfoil is spreading in the Raquette River/Higley Flow in Colton, NY. From September 11th through September 15th, Community members will gather during a water drawdown om the Raquette River to manually remove the plant. It's a fun way to engage with the community and enhance the stewardship of this beautiful river-plus its an excuse to play in the mud! Variable-leaf water-milfoil is an invasive aquatic plant that can quickly take over a waterbody causing negative impacts on wildlife and recreation. The plant has been noted in the River in these locations: Cottage Road, Sugarbush Lane and a large patch near McEwen Point.  Volunteers will also be looking at areas around what community members refer to as the “old beach”.Clearing your own beach and any other areas near you is encouraged. Organizers have mesh bags and boogie boards that they will gladly deliver to help your removal efforts. To get involved, or if you think you have variable leaf water-milfoil please contact (315) 265-2255, or email coltonmilfoil@gmail.com.

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Protecting the Goosebay Watershed from Invasive Species Workshop

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Keewaydin State Park Marina Pavilian, 45165 NY-12
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 United States
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Please RSVP by 09/11/19 if you plan to attend by contacting greatlakes@dec.ny.gov and completing our registration survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QG6H73L Who should attend: All are welcome to attend the workshop hosted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Great Lakes Program and the St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM).  Why attend: Learn about invasive species threats to the Goose Bay watershed, permitting standards for controlling invasive species and how you can help with monitoring and preventing their spread to protect your watershed. Agenda: Introductions and Icebreaker Background on Goose Bay Watershed and community survey results Overview of the SLELO PRISM and the Volunteer Surveillance Network Aquatic Invasive Species identification and monitoring   *Please download iMapInvasives Mobile app in advance*  NYSDEC Permitting Standards and requirements Goose Bay Eurasian Watermilfoil control At the workshop, we will be reviewing how to monitor invasive species and share your observations using the ImapInvasives mobile application, and ask that you download this application in advance using the following instructions: Make a free iMapInvasives user account by visiting: https://imapinvasives.natureserve.org/imap/login.jsp (click here if you have trouble) Check the email you used to create the iMap account to confirm your user account (the mobile app won’t work if you skip this step) Visit the app store on your mobile device and download the iMapInvasives mobile app. We will go over how to make observations using the mobile app at the workshop, you just need to create a user account and download the app onto your mobile device.  Click here to learn more about the mobile app on your own.    Additional Information: NYS Invasive Species Clearinghouse www.nyis.info Primer on Aquatic Plant Management in NYS https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/ch6p2.pdf Invasive Species Regulations https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/99141.html Invasive species of concern in the region: www.sleloinvasives.org/about-invasives/invasive-species-slelo-region/   Directions to Keewaydin Point State Park Marina Pavilion From NY Route 12, turn on Keewaydin State Park Rd. The road will be on the left if coming from 81, and on the right if you are coming from Alexandria Bay or Goose Bay. At the fork, keep left to turn towards the marina pavilion, then right to go towards the parking lot for the pavilion. You will see a blue building overlooking the docks to the left, and parking is available just outside the pavilion.  

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North American Invasive Species Management Association Conference (NAISMA)

September 30 @ 12:00 am - October 3 @ 12:00 am

  The 2019 North American Invasive Species Management Association Conference will be held from September 30th through October 3rd in Saratoga Springs. It will be a joint conference with the New York Invasive Species Research Institute out of Cornell University, an internationally renowned center of academic research and outreach. The conference program will seek to bridge the geographic divide between West to East and North to South, connecting terrestrial and aquatic invasive species management, research, policy, and outreach initiatives and opportunities across North America. Presentations, workshops, tours, and special symposia will highlight successful initiatives that bridge the gap between geographic, political, and public-private boundaries. Saratoga Springs is at the doorstep of the breathtaking Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. Albany International Airport is 30 minutes south of Saratoga Springs. Saratoga is a 3-hour drive or less from most major northeast metropolitan areas including the Boston area, Connecticut, New York City, Northern New Jersey and central New York. A complimentary shuttle service will be arranged for peak attendee arrivals and departures.

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October 2019

Potsdam Local Government Conference

October 15 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, October 15th SLELO will be presenting the St. Lawrence County Hazard Tree Assessment, Ways to Enhance Resiliency in the Urban Forest & Invasive Threats on The Horizon in the North Country from 1:30pm-3pm at the Potsdam Local Government Conference Held at Kellas Hall at SUNY Potsdam.   Registration is required  https://www.potsdam.edu/local-government-conference  

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Webinar- Spotted Lantern Fly – Understanding the Ecology and the Threat

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Spotted Lantern Fly – Understanding the Ecology and the Threat Presented by Tim Weigle, Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS IPM October 16, 2019 Presentations at 12:00 to 1:00 PM and again at 7:00 to 8:00 PM (webinars may run long with questions) This invasive pest affects horticultural and agricultural crops, ornamentals, landscape, forests, and shade trees. Every resident of New York and neighboring states could potentially be affected if Spotted Lanternfly becomes established.  Growers, Landscapers, Greenhouse and Nursery Operations, Christmas Tree Growers, Foresters, Master Gardeners, Master Forester Owners and Residents are just some of the groups who will benefit from attending this meeting.   Registration is effective for either time and from any computer. You must register and login to the live webinar to receive CEU credits. Instructions: Read all these instructions. You need to register for each monthly webinar.  There is unlimited space for participants, the ID simply provides you the necessary access.  Obtain your registration ID via: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3Q If prompted for a password use “Cornell”. The registration page prompts you for information if you want CEU credits. You must register and attend the webinar > 20 minutes if you want to receive documentation for CEU credits. After registration you will receive the link to the webinar and a password. Your registration is valid for either the noon or 7PM presentation.  It should go without saying that you should retain that email. The registration email you receive provides the link you will use the day of the webinar.

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(Postponed) Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Walk & Talk

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NY United States

  Help Protect Hemlock Trees An invasive insect called Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) kills hemlock trees. Hemlocks are a key tree species and loss of hemlock populations would dramatically reduce the overall health of our forests and urban green spaces. Help us track the spread and absence of this invasive forest pest via iMapInvasives Join us for a Guided Walk and Learn How You Can Help            When: Friday, October 25th 3pm-5pm  (WE HAVE POSTPONED THIS EVENT)  Where: Wachmastier Field Station located on County Rt. 27 in Canton, NY We will meet at 2:50 pm at the Wachmastier Field Station and CARPOOL to the Pike Road entrance for a guided walk on the Kip Trail. Please register online by clicking here EVENT FLIER Talking Points:  Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Impacts/Signs of Infestation  Hemlock Tree Identification & Ecology  How to Survey for HWA  How to Report Observations Using the iMapInvasives Mobile App                                                                                                                                                                                             (Please create an iMapInvasives user account and download the mobile app prior to attending)

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Eastern Lake Ontario Swallow-wort Collaborative Webinar

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

When: Monday, October 28th from 1pm-2pm Presenter: Lisa Twksbury from the University of Rhode Island will be presenting information for the biocontrol of swallow-worts.   The Eastern Lake Ontario Swallow-wort Collaborative (ELOSC) is a platform for sharing the most up-to-date research and best management practices to inform stakeholders about the prevention and management of this highly aggressive invasive species. The ELOSC will foster greater cooperation, collaboration between different stakeholder groups to improve control and spread prevention-focused solely on swallow-worts. Additionally, this collaborative will help to transfer knowledge between researchers and managers, share advances in science and management, provide technical assistance, and connect the stakeholder community. Visit https://swallowwortcollaborative.org/ to learn more about ELOSC and our upcoming webinars.

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November 2019

Webinar-New Tools for Identifying and Prioritizing Range-Shifting Invasive Plants

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On November 5 from 2-3 pm, the Northeast IPM Center will be hosting a webinar on "New tools for identifying and prioritizing range-shifting invasive plants". Here's the link to register.   Description Join Jenica Allen and Bethany Bradley to learn about new tools for identifying and prioritizing range-shifting invasive plants coming soon to a landscape near you. Whether  you’re a property owner, land manager, landscape professional, or policymaker, these tools are for you. Drs. Allen and Bradley will provide a live demonstration of the tools    and answer your questions about how climate change could influence invasive plants. Presenters Dr. Jenica Allen is the Campus Living Laboratory Manager at Mount Holyoke College. Her quantitative ecology work is focused on forecasting the effects of global change on ecological systems. Recent research investigated how climate and land-use change affect the geographic distributions of invasive plants, both in the Northeastern U.S. and nationally. She uses a translational ecology model, where stakeholders inform research needs and research findings are translated to stakeholder-relevant tools, through the Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Management Network. Jenica Allen, Campus Living Laboratory Manager, Mount Holyoke College Bethany Bradley, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Emerald Ash Borer Update Webinar

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 Emerald Ash Borer Update Webinar Hosted by Cornell's ForestConnect Program When: 11/07/19 at Noon (Eastern) Presenter: Dr. Nate Siegert, USDA Forest Service Description:  The latest pertaining to EAB and its continued spread across the urban forests of the U.S. and Canada. Join : Attend live & receive free ISA/MCA CEUs: www.joinwebinar.com & enter: 214-633-115   If you missed the most recent  'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour (Eastern) webcast “Tree Growth & Development in a Changing Climate” with Dr. Chuck Cannon, Center for Tree Science at the Morton Arboretum, catch the archive (& still receive free CEUs) at http://www.urbanforestrytoday.org/videos.html Visit the www.urbanforestrytoday.org homepage for more details on Cornell's ForestConnect Program webinars

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Great Lakes Hydrilla Collaborative’s technical webinar series: “Two Case Studies on Hydrilla Rapid Response in the Great Lakes.”

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Great Lakes Hydrilla Collaborative’s technical webinar series: “Two Case Studies on Hydrilla Rapid Response in the Great Lakes.”   When: Tuesday, November 19th from 2:00-3:00pm EST   Description:  30-min panel presentation covering two case studies of recent hydrilla detections and rapid response efforts followed by Q&A. Topics include: recent hydrilla discovery in Orchard Park, New York and the rapid response efforts that occurred to address this discovery and an overview of the County’s response to the recently documented hydrilla infestation in Libertyville, Illinois, along with background on the Illinois Hydrilla Rapid Response Plan. Presenters: Jennifer Dunn, Biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Great Lakes Programs, and Mike Adam, Senior Biologist with the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center,   If you cannot attend, a recording of the webinar will be made available on http://hydrillacollaborative.com/.   Seeking Your Input The Great Lakes Hydrilla Collaborative will be scheduling additional webinars in the coming months. If there are topics you would like to see covered in an upcoming webinar, you would like to give a presentation, or you would like to suggest a presenter, please contact: Hydrillacollaborative@ene.com.

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