The beautiful Jefferson Community College campus in Watertown, on the Black River.

The 2022 NY ReLeaf Conference will be July 21-23 at Jefferson Community College on the Black River in Watertown. ReLeaf Conferences are known for their excellent programs, socializing, and affordability. The Region 6 Conference Planning Committee and DEC staff are hard at work bringing the program together; stay tuned for that.

You can read about Watertown’s truly impressive urban forestry program, overseen by Watertown City Planner and Council Board Member Michael DeMarco, in a recent blog post, “Tree Watertown at 26 Years: Urban Forestry Excellence in the North Country.”

Watertown (pop ~ 27,000) is also known for the beautiful Black River and extensive recreational trails alongside it; the Olmsted Firm-designed Thompson Park; Fort Drum; a walkable historic downtown, and proximity to the Thousand Islands, Adirondacks, Canada, and Lake Ontario. It’s located about 70 miles north of Syracuse.