New York Invasive Species Awarness Week

June 6th-the 12th New York observes Invasive Species Awareness Week (NYISAW). This is a state-wide outreach campaign aimed to raise awareness and engage the public to take action to protect their lands and waters from the impacts caused by invasive species. Organizations and stakeholders across the state will be hosting outreach events during this week, […]

NYISAW Webinar- Native Alternatives to Common Invasive Garden Plants

June 7th at 1 pm Via Zoom REGISTER Many invasive plants were once considered desirable ornamentals that were intentionally introduced to gardens and landscapes only to escape into our natural environments. You can play a vital role in the introduction and the prevention of invasive plants by choosing to grow native species and taking action […]

Black River Watershed Conference

June 8th, 8 am-4 pm 3 Willows Event Center in Lyons Falls, NY Event Details/ Registration The conference is part of an outreach effort originating from the development of the Black River Watershed Management Plan. The goal of the conference is to reach out to decision-makers, citizens, and other interested agencies that live and work […]

NYISAW Downtown

Date: Friday, June 10th (Bad weather date 6/17/22) Urban Arboretum Walk & Talk: 6 pm-7 pm (Meet out front of City Hall on Washington Street.) Downtown Engagements: 7pm-10pm Documentary Viewing: 7:30 pm at Downtown Local Lounge located at 137 Franklin Street. Attend viewing to enter a raffle for prizes! In the event of bad weather, […]

South Sandy Creek Experience: Walk, Paddle, and Demonstrations

Saturday, June 11th 9:30am-2pm Lakeview Wildlife Management Area South Sandy Creek Car-top Boat Launch 2234 NY-3, Mannsville, NY 13661 (Google Map) REGISTER As part of New York's Invasive Species Awareness Week, SLELO PRISM is hosting a special event showcasing the invasive species management & restoration work we've undergone as part of our  Aquatic Restoration Initiative. […]

NYISAW_Wellesley Island’s Swallow-wort Shovel

June 11th 10am-2pm Minna Anthony Common Nature Center (Wellesley Island State Park) 44927 Cross Island Rd, Fineview, NY 13640 Contact: Maria.Cipullo@parks.ny.gov Calling volunteers and Earth heroes of all ages! Help us protect our native habitat's biodiversity by removing an invasive plant species called swallow-wort. Please bring work gloves and a good pair of shoes. Tools […]

Oswegatchie River Water Chestnut Removal Effort

Saturday, June 25th, 2022 9am-2pm EST Oswegatchie River EVENT Press Release/Flyer REGISTER   Water chestnut is an invasive aquatic species that grows dense floating mats that impede outdoor recreation and reduce shoreline property values. There is an infestation of water chestnuts on the Oswegatchie River near the Village of Heuvelton. Water chestnut is an invasive […]

Assist Terrestrial Invasive Species Removals

Our early detection team has identified sparse populations of invasive swallow-wort and yellow iris. These smaller populations can be more easily controlled through manual hand removal efforts and we're seeking volunteers to assist with hand-pulls this summer.  No experience is required, we will show you what to do. Please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM to […]

Launch and Learn

The Watercraft Steward Program in the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Region is co-administered by SLELO PRISM and the Thousand Islands Land Trust. The program runs annually from approximately late […]

New York ReLeaf Conference

July 21-23 Jefferson Community College, Watertown NY Event Details ReLeaf is a part of the Urban Forestry Program at NYSDEC and it is run in partnership with the NYS Urban Forestry Council. This year’s ReLeaf Conference is “Trees Bring Us Together.” The keynote speaker for the conference is Ian Leahy, Vice President of Urban Forestry […]

Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange Workshops

Teachers and educators from across New York are invited to join the New York Sea Grant and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation this summer for FREE WORKSHOPS to learn about GreatLakes educational resources! Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange Summer Workshops - Throughout July and August, NYSG and the DEC will be hosting […]

Water Chestnut Pulls in SLELO and Beyond

Join water chestnut pull efforts occurring in the SLELO region and beyond. Monday, August 1st, 9 AM @ Guffin Bay in Dexter, NY. REGISTER Wednesday, August 3rd, 9 am Rexford, NY REGISTER Saturday, August 6th, 9 am Salmon Creek REGISTER Wednesday, August 10th, 9 am Aqueduct Park Schenectady, NY REGISTER Thursday, August 11th, 9 am […]

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. 

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