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Nutrients in the Watershed, Unusual Weather, and Harmful Algal Blooms: A Public Conversation

Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Please join us for this important community discussion. The Cayuga and Seneca Lake communities have been confronted by harmful algal blooms (HABs) on the lakes, changing weather patterns, and nutrients throughout the watershed. This forum seeks to address complex issues through public dialogue between community members and a panel of experts.

– Cyanobacteria, Blooms, and Nutrients – Greg Boyer, Director, Great Lakes Research Consortium and Professor of Biochemistry, SUNY ESF
– Nutrient Management and Conservation Practices by Farms – Greg Albrecht, Agricultural Environmental Management Coordinator, NYS Soil & Water Conservation Committee, and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
– Nutrient Management, Tile Lines – Bruce Austic, Owner, Austic Farms
– Storm Water Design – Bruce Murray, Owner, Boundary Breaks Winery
– Long-Term Nutrient Data Sets in the Cayuga and Seneca Lake Watersheds – Stephen Penningroth, Executive Director, Community Science Institute
– Floods, Droughts, and Temperture Swings: Not Your Grandfather’s Weather – Mark W. Wysocki, Senior Lecturer in Meteorology and NYS Climatologist, Cornell University

– Each panelist will speak for about 10 mins
– 2:15- 2:30: Break to submit questions and for refreshments
– 2:30- Close: Questions from the audience and community. Time for guided discussion.

We invite you to come and listen to the discussion, and we encourage you to participate! Refreshments will be provided by a generous donation from the Seneca Meadows Landfill.

Location: South Seneca School – 7263 Main Street, Ovid, NY 14521

Sponsored by: Seneca County Farm Bureau, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Seneca County Soil & Water, and Community Science Institute


Saturday, September 28, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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South Seneca High School
7263 Main Street
Ovid, NY 14521 United States
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