Please join us at Noon on Wednesday, June 29 to learn what citizens of the Finger Lakes can do to organize a response to the threat of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABS) by calling for necessary policy changes in managing our roadside ditches and riparian areas and adopting climate-aware land use practices. Register for this event at bit.ly/JUNE29forecast.
EVENT: The Role of Land Use in Harmful Algal Blooms (online)
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Time: 12pm EST via Zoom
Registration link: bit.ly/JUNE29forecast
This will be the final webinar in the Spring Finger Lakes Forecast series by Sustainable FInger Lakes. The panelists for this webinar include several experts on HABs.
- Jessica Swindon (Chair of Sustainable Finger Lakes) will share a quick overview of the factors that have led to our repeated widespread outbreaks of harmful algae blooms (HABs).
- Andy Zepp (Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust) will talk about ways to address the plumbing and revegetation issues in riparian zones.
- Brett Chedzoy (Senior Resource Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County) has experience with forestry management and will share regenerative agriculture techniques such as rotational grazing and silvopasture that can keep nutrients out of the water while improving soil health and carbon storage.
- Hilary Lambert (former Steward of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network) was involved in monitoring the growing threat of HABs and can share what groups in other parts of the country have been doing to address nutrient pollution in the lakes.
Recordings of previous webinars in the Spring Finger Lakes Forecast webinar series can be found on the Sustainable Finger Lakes YouTube Channel at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGjmnJvhVAGJNNmPHkc6ddUK5sk84OSE6. To support Sustainable Finger Lakes and future programming like this, visit sustainablefingerlakes.org/support-us/.
Questions? Email Sarah Nickerson at sa**************@gm***.com.