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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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October 2019

Eastern Lake Ontario Swallow-wort Collaborative Webinar

October 28, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Poors Island Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Walk and Talk

January 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Poors Island Black River, NY 13612

SLELO PRISM will be joining the Adirondack Mountain Club Black River Chapter on Sunday, January 5th at 1 pm on Poor Island in Black River, NY. What to Expect: You will enjoy a nice winter hike and learn about an invasive forest pest that is threatening our hemlock forests called hemlock woolly adelgid. You will learn the signs of infestation to watch for and how to report observations using a mobile app called iMapInvasives. Before you Come: Attendees are encouraged to make a free iMapInvasives user account and to download the free iMapInvasives mobile app onto your smartphones (if you don't have a smartphone you can still participate, there is also an online version you can use with a desktop computer). Trail Description: This is an easy wooded outing of about 1.5-2 miles along the shores of an island in the Black River. Trails are flat with the exception of a few very small hills. Some parts of the trail are exposed to the wind off the river, so wear appropriate clothing. We will ski, snowshoe, or walk the trail whatever nature dictates, bring your own gear. The trip will take between 1-2 and a half hours depending on abilities. Directions: From Watertown, go out Route 3 to the light at the intersection with Main Street in Black River (Stewarts is on the corner.). Turn left at this light. Just before the next bridge over the river, make a right on St. Regis St. There is also a small brown sign saying Kamargo Recreation Area. The bridge to the island is just a few yards down; cross it to the parking area on the island we will meet in this parking area at 1 pm. Here is a link to GoogleMaps.   Contact Wendy Newell with questions regarding the hike, and to confirm the event will be held if the weather is questionable at 315-782-3015,  wendynewell@netscape.net Contact Megan Pistolese with questions regarding hemlock woolly adelgid and iMapInvasives 315 387 3600 x7724, megan.pistolese@tnc.org 

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ELOSC Webinar

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

An Integrative Assessment of Pale Swallow-wort Management: Gauging Combined Impacts of Deer, Invasive Earthworms and Invasive Plants When:  January 16th 2020 (10am – 11am) Zoom Link: https://tnc.zoom.us/j/505347432 Meeting ID: 505 347 432 Dial-in: 1-646-876-9923 (code) 505 347 432#  Guest Presenter: Dr. Andrea Davalos from SUNY Cortland Presentation Description: An Integrative Assessment of Pale Swallow-wort Management: Gauging Combined Impacts of Deer, Invasive Earthworms and Invasive Plants. To join the ELOSC list-serve: eMail: cce-jc-swallowwortcollab-l-request@cornell.edu Enter the word “join” (without the quotes) in the “Subject” line and leave the body of the e-mail blank Send

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Emerald Ash Borer is Here—Now What Workshop

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, 203 North Hamilton St.
Watertown, NY 13601 United States

Emerald Ash Borer is Here—Now What? Free workshop open to the public When: Saturday, January 18, 2020 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM (Snow Day January 25) Where: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County 203 North Hamilton St. Watertown, NY 13601 Register @ https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/AshBorer_222 Or call/email Sue Gwise at 315-788-8450; sjg42@cornell.edu Attendees will learn about emerald ash borer and what to do now that it's here in our backyard. Speakers will include Micheal DeMarco (Watertown City Planner and ISA Certified Arborist) and Glen Roberts (NYS DEC Forester).    

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Volunteer Training: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Monitoring

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Foster Blake Woods Preserve, 37373-37351 NY-12E,
Clayton, 13624 United States
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Volunteer Training: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Monitoring When: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm Where: Foster-Blake Woods Preserve Attendees are encouraged to make a free iMapInvasive user account and download the iMapInvasives mobile app prior to attending, details below. Free and open to the public. Please sign up in advance so we know you are coming by emailing volunteer@tilandtrust.org, calling 315-686-5345, or  Click Here To Register Online 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. YOU can help protect Foster-Blake Woods Preserve from invasive species! Join TILT and SLELO-PRISM for a guided hike and learn about: Hemlock Tree Identification and Ecology Introduction to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid HWA Early Detection Survey Techniques Reporting Observations Using iMapInvasives Mobile App Volunteer Opportunities with TILT and SLELO-PRISM Snacks and hot beverages will be provided. Dress for cold and snow! Bring your snowshoes! Attendees are encouraged to make a free iMapInvasives user account and download the iMap mobile app prior to attending the hike. By searching for and reporting observations, volunteers aid a state-wide effort to monitor for and manage HWA.  Before attending the hike please follow the below steps to set up a free iMapInvasives user account. Visit https://imapinvasives.natureserve.org/imap/login.jsp and make a free iMap account (instructions if needed) Do this even if you do not have a smart phone as you can use paper survey forms and upload observations via the desktop version If you have a mobile device, follow these additional steps: Download the iMapInvasives mobile app in the google play or the app store onto your mobile device Visit your email and find the iMapInvasive user account confirmation email and open it to confirm your account Sign onto the iMapInvasives mobile app using your credentials We will show you how to use the mobile app at the training, here is a guide for reference For those using the online version here are instructions and SLELO PRISM hosts trainings on how to use the iMap desktop version in the spring and there are other trainings available at  https://www.nyimapinvasives.org/upcoming-trainings This event is free and open to the public. Sign up in advance so we know you are coming by emailing volunteer@tilandtrust.org, calling 315-686-5345, or registering here.

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iMapInvasives Advanced Tools Webinar Training

January 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

iMapInvasives Advanced Tools Webinar Training This training is intended for those who use iMapInvasivesand and want to learn how to use the advanced tools available through the platform. When: Monday, January 27th 9:30am-11:30am Webex Info: Meeting number: 649 777 753 Password: G2BMtzYk https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m204e967bee2918501f10cb97872e4d02 Join by phone 1-844-633-8697 US Toll Free 1-518-549-0500 Local Access code: 649 777 753 REGISTER Link to Webinar Recording

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iMap3 Web Map Services (WMS) Webinar

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

iMap3 Web Map Services (WMS) - Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 - 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm This webinar will take an in-depth look at the web map services (WMS) available in iMap3, including the capabilities and limitations.  iMapInvasives will provide tutorials to guide you through the process of connecting to the web map service layers in ArcGIS Online, ArcMap 10.6 and ArcGIS Pro.  Examples of projects utilizing the iMap3 WMS will be highlighted. To register online visit: https://www.nyimapinvasives.org/webinar-trainings 

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Guided Forest Pest Walk & Talk-Rome Sand Plains

January 30 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Rome Sand Plains Unique Area

Guided Forest Pest Walk & Talk Free and open to the public When: Thursday, January 30th 10:30am-2pm (inclement weather date Friday, January 31st)  Where: Rome Sand Plains Unique Area located in Rome, NY. Register: CLICK HERE  or copy URL into browser https://forms.gle/wgenCuAzt1vgCKXi9 Meet up instructions: Meet at the Wood Creek trailhead (43.232299°N, 75.583422°W) Google Maps off Hogsback Road. Dress for winter weather, bring snowshoes and good warm winter boots. Participants are encouraged to create a free iMapInvasives user account and download their mobile app prior to attending, see below for details.  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. YOU can help protect Rome Sand Plains Unique Area from invasive species! Join the DEC and SLELO-PRISM for a guided hike and learn about: Hemlock Tree Identification and Ecology Introduction to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid HWA Early Detection Survey Techniques Reporting Observations Using iMapInvasives Mobile App Help strengthen early detection efforts for invasive species Dress for cold and snow! Attendees are encouraged to make a free iMapInvasives user account and download the iMap mobile app prior to attending the hike. By searching for and reporting observations, volunteers aid a state-wide effort to monitor for and manage HWA. Before attending the hike please follow the below steps to set up a free iMapInvasives user account. Visit https://imapinvasives.natureserve.org/imap/login.jsp and make a free iMap account (instructions if needed) Do this even if you do not have a smartphone as you can use paper survey forms and upload observations via the desktop version If you have a mobile device, follow these additional steps: Download the iMapInvasives mobile app in the google play or the app store onto your mobile device Visit your email and find the iMapInvasive user account confirmation email and open it to confirm your account Sign onto the IMapInvasives mobile app using the credentials you made on the iMap Website We will show you how to use the mobile app at the training here is a guide for reference For those using the online version here are instructions and SLELO PRISM hosts trainings on how to use the iMap desktop version in the spring and there are other trainings available at  https://www.nyimapinvasives.org/upcoming-trainings  

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February 2020

Save the River’s 31st Annual Winter Environmental Conference

February 1 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, 200 Riverside Drive • Clayton, NY 13624

For more information please visit: https://www.savetheriver.org/events/winter-environmental-conference/ 

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Guided Forest Pest Walk & Talk-Kip Trail Canton

February 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

When: Monday, February 10th (alternative date 2/12) Where: Wachtmastier Field Station located on County Rt. 27 in Canton, NY Time: 4:30 pm-5:30 (Guided Walk& Talk on Kip Trail) 5:40-6:30 pm (Presentation at Field Station) Register: CLICK HERE  or copy URL into browser https://forms.gle/wgenCuAzt1vgCKXi9 Details: Meet at the Wachmeister Field Station at 4:30 pm and carpool to the Kip Trail Head on Pike Road in Canton. The optional talk will start shortly after 5:30pm at the Field Station. Description: Join local conservationists for a guided walk and talk to learn how you can help protect hemlock trees from an invasive forest pest called hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA).  Participants will attend a guided hike to learn how to search for signs of HWA and report observations using a mobile app followed by an indoor session with more information about conservation efforts to protect Eastern Hemlock to be held at the Wachtmeister Field Station. Visitors are welcome to attend both sessions or just one. This program is presented by SLELO PRISM, NYS Hemlock Initiative, Nature Up North, and St. Lawrence University.  Event organizers prefer that you register for the event and create a free iMapInvasives user account and download their mobile app prior to the event.  Before attending the hike please follow the below steps to set up a free iMapInvasives user account. Visit https://imapinvasives.natureserve.org/imap/login.jsp and make a free iMap account (instructions if needed) Do this even if you do not have a smartphone as you can use paper survey forms and upload observations via the desktop version If you have a mobile device, follow these additional steps: Download the iMapInvasives mobile app in the google play or the app store onto your mobile device Visit your email and find the iMapInvasive user account confirmation email and open it to confirm your account Sign onto the IMapInvasives mobile app using your credentials you made on the iMap website We will show you how to use the mobile app at the training here is a guide for reference For those using the online version here are instructions and SLELO PRISM hosts trainings on how to use the iMap desktop version in the spring and there are other trainings available at  https://www.nyimapinvasives.org/upcoming-trainings

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Preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer Workshop

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Lawrence BOCES , 40 West Main St Conference Room A
Canton, NY 13617  United States

Preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer Workshop When: Tuesday February 25th 6pm-8pm at the St. Lawrence BOCES  located at 40 West Main St, Canton, NY 13617   Conference Room A When: Wednesday March 4th 6pm-8pm at the Malone Fire Station located at 37 Finney Blvd, Malone, NY 12953 Description: Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle that feeds on and kills all species of ash trees and is now known to be in our area. If you have ash trees in your yard or throughout your woodlot and would like to know how to prepare for and manage the impacts posed by EAB, join speakers Aaron Barrigar (St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District Forester and ISA Certified Arborist) and John Payton (National Grid Senior Supervising Distribution Forester) as they discuss this topic. The workshop will cover how to decide whether to treat or remove your ash tree(s), what to look for when hiring an arborist, managing your woodlot after EAB, and the danger and liability infested ash trees present. This event is free to attend, open to the public and will be held at two separate locations for your convenience. RSVP: For more information or to register for the workshop please contact Kristin Ballou, Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District Forester at (518) 651- 2097 kballou@fcswcd.org Preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer Event Announcement

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Confirming records in iMapInvasives for New York-Webinar

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Confirming records in iMapInvasives for New York - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm This session is for organizational administrators and statewide taxonomic confirmers within iMapInvasives for New York. Learn about the confirming process, rules to follow, and how to get started. Register online at: https://www.nyimapinvasives.org/webinar-trainings 

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March 2020

Preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer Workshop

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Lawrence BOCES , 40 West Main St
Canton, NY 13617  United States

Preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer Workshop When: Wednesday March 4th 6pm-8pm at the Malone Fire Station located at 37 Finney Blvd, Malone, NY 12953 Description: Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle that feeds on and kills all species of ash trees and is now known to be in our area. If you have ash trees in your yard or throughout your woodlot and would like to know how to prepare for and manage the impacts posed by EAB, join speakers Aaron Barrigar (St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District Forester and ISA Certified Arborist) and John Payton (National Grid Senior Supervising Distribution Forester) as they discuss this topic. The workshop will cover how to decide whether to treat or remove your ash tree(s), what to look for when hiring an arborist, managing your woodlot after EAB, and the danger and liability infested ash trees present. This event is free to attend, open to the public and will be held at two separate locations for your convenience. RSVP: For more information or to register for the workshop please contact Kristin Ballou, Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District Forester at (518) 651- 2097, kballou@fcswcd.org . Preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer Event Announcement

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Guided Forest Pest Walk & Talk-Trenton Greenbelt

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Trenton Greenbelt Trail, 7905 Wood Rd
, Holland Patent, new york 13354

Free and open to the public When: Saturday, March 7th 10:30am-12pm Where: Trenton Greenbelt Trail System, 7905 Wood Rd, Holland Patent, NY 13354 Register: CLICK HERE  or copy URL into browser https://forms.gle/wgenCuAzt1vgCKXi9 Meet up instructions: Meet at the Trenton Greenbelt trail parking lot Click for trail map Dress for winter weather, bring good warm winter boots and if needed snowshoes. Participants are encouraged to create a free iMapInvasives user account and download their mobile app prior to attending, see below for details.  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. YOU can help protect Trenton Greenbelt from HWA! Join The Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust and SLELO-PRISM for a guided hike and learn about: Hemlock Tree Identification and Ecology Introduction to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid HWA Early Detection Survey Techniques Reporting Observations Using iMapInvasives Mobile App Help strengthen early detection efforts for invasive species Dress for cold and snow! Attendees are encouraged to make a free iMapInvasives user account and download the iMap mobile app prior to attending the hike. By searching for and reporting observations, volunteers aid a state-wide effort to monitor for and manage HWA. Before attending the hike please follow the below steps to set up a free iMapInvasives user account. Visit https://imapinvasives.natureserve.org/imap/login.jsp and make a free iMap account (instructions if needed)   If you have a mobile device, follow these additional steps: Download the iMapInvasives mobile app in the google play or the app store onto your mobile device Visit your email and find the iMapInvasive user account confirmation email and open it to confirm your account Sign onto the IMapInvasives mobile app using the credentials you made on the iMap Website We will show you how to use the mobile app at the training here is a guide for reference For those using the online version here are instructions and SLELO PRISM hosts trainings on how to use the iMap desktop version in the spring and there are other trainings available at  https://www.nyimapinvasives.org/upcoming-trainings  

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A Call to Action for Ash Tree Conservation and Resistance Breeding Webinar

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:15pm ET Ash tree species in North America are under mortal threat from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), now in 35 states and five Canadian provinces.  There are ongoing efforts to conserve this native tree species by producing genetically diverse, resistant seedlings suitable for restoring ash on the landscape.  Identifying "lingering ash" is a critical component of amplifying these efforts, and this presentation will explain the narrow window of time in which urgent actions are needed to discover and preserve these individuals.  Once identified, these trees can be replicated through grafting for further testing.  Trees that are shown to have some level of resistance can be used as parents in conservation breeding programs.  Kathleen Knight and Jennifer Koch of the USDA Forest Service will review EAB and ash tree mortality from an ecological perspective and report on the breeding program and latest results.  Jonathan Rosenthal of the Ecological Research Institute will share a model training program, based on their results, to find and collect materials critical for breeding resistance into the ash tree population.    This webinar is open to all. Seeking 1.25 CEU with the International Society of Arboriculture. Check the USDA Forest website for updates and to watch recordings of previous Urban Forest Connection webinars Contact the Urban Forest Technology & Science Delivery Team at SM.FS.urban@usda.gov with questions, feedback, requests for special accommodations, or speaker suggestions.  To receive future webinar notices and announcements, sign up for mailing list. Please feel free to forward this announcement to interested parties.   Please use the information below to connect to the webinar:   1. FIRST TIME USERS: MAKE SURE YOU CAN CONNECT If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, test your connection before the webinar. Go to: https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm    2.  CONNECT TO THE WEBINAR ON YOUR SYSTEM Go to:  https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/ucf/ 3. AUDIO Broadcast audio through your computer or use the information below to connect via telephone conferencing: Toll-free: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633 Participant code: 2609181## International dial-in numbers 4.  TROUBLESHOOTING Unable to join the meeting? Call Adobe Connect at 1-800-422-3623. Need help with telephone conferencing? Call AT&T Connect Support at 1-888-796-6118.

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Guided Forest Pest Walk and Talk-Forest Park Camden

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Forest Park, 10-24 Ripley Rd, Camden, NY 13316

When:  Friday, March 13th, 10:30-1:30 pm (3/20 inclement weather date) Where: Forest Park in Camden, NY. Directions to Forest Park To register for the event CLICK HERE  or copy/paste this URL into your browser: https://goo.gl/maps/Z8gfVW3yNXU2 Details: Meet at Raymond Woods Pavilion inside Forest Park, look for SLELO signs (link to detailed map ). Bring your own bagged lunch/beverages and dress for the weather as the entire event is outdoors. Forest Park has flat paved trails and is wheelchair accessible. Please don't bring your pets to the event. Learn about hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect that kills hemlock trees and how to can help strengthen early detection efforts for this insect.  You will be brought on a guided walk and talk on the public trails at Forest Park and be shown how to survey for signs of HWA on-site and learn to use the iMapInvasives mobile app to report both negative and positive sightings.  Join us and learn about: Hemlock Tree Identification and Ecology Introduction to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid HWA Early Detection Survey Techniques Reporting Observations Using iMapInvasives Mobile App Help strengthen early detection efforts for invasive species Dress for cold and snow! Attendees are encouraged to make a free iMapInvasives user account and download the iMap mobile app prior to attending the hike. By searching for and reporting observations, volunteers aid a state-wide effort to monitor for and manage HWA. Before attending the hike please follow the below steps to set up a free iMapInvasives user account. Visit https://imapinvasives.natureserve.org/imap/login.jsp and make a free iMap account (instructions if needed)   If you have a mobile device, follow these additional steps: Download the iMapInvasives mobile app in the google play or the app store onto your mobile device Visit your email and find the iMapInvasive user account confirmation email and open it to confirm your account Sign onto the IMapInvasives mobile app using the credentials you made on the iMap Website We will show you how to use the mobile app at the training here is a guide for reference For those using the online version here are instructions and SLELO PRISM hosts trainings on how to use the iMap desktop version in the spring and there are other trainings available at  https://www.nyimapinvasives.org/upcoming-trainings        

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NYS Tug Hill Commission Local Government Conference

March 26 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

EVENT CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS The 31st Annual NYS THC Local Government Conference When:  Thursday, March 26th, 2020 from 7:30 am-4 pm Registration  Description: Interact with colleagues across the Tug Hill region and beyond as we work together to find solutions to problems and issues that challenge our communities. Jefferson Community College in Watertown continues to be a wonderful host for our conference. Over 30 vendors will be showcased in the gym where you will register in the morning, have lunch at noon and attend a reception at 4 p.m. We look forward to seeing you! Overview of the Day 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast w/ Exhibitors 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks & Keynote 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 1st Concurrent Session 10:45 a.m. - Noon 2nd Concurrent Session Noon - 1:00 p.m. ~ Lunch 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 3rd Concurrent Session 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4th Concurrent Session 4:00 p.m. ~ Reception   No refunds issued after March 6th.

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