Informational Meeting on Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Have you ever wondered: What is Blue-Green Algae? Is it algae or a bacteria? Why is it sometimes called ‘cyanobacteria’? Why are there ‘blooms’? Am I contributing to this? What are the long term impacts? Regardless of where you live in a watershed you may be effecting the occurrence of cyanobacteria.
An informational meeting on Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) will be held on Wednesday, July 29th at the Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural Museum, Karpinski Room, 6880 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Agenda and speakers:
6:30 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Judy Wright and Keith Severson, Agriculture Resource Educators, CCE Cayuga County
6:40 p.m. Impact of Climate Change on our Lakes
Stefan Lutter, Environmental Resource Educator, CCE Cayuga County
7:00 p.m. Conditions for Harmful Algal Blooms and Current Research
Nelson Hairston, Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Environmental Science, Cornell University
7:45 p.m. Harmful Algal Blooms and Dog Health
David MacNeill, Fisheries Specialist, New York Sea Grant
8:00p.m. Questions and Answers
Interested in finding out what’s in the Owasco Lake water near you? Nelson Hairston will be examining samples brought in under a microscope. Bring in a sample in a clear glass jar for examination.
For more information contact Stefan Lutter (firstname.lastname@example.org) CCE Cayuga County Environmental Resource Educator at 315-255-1183 ext. 229.