Adirondack Lakes Alliance (ALA) will present new initiatives to address road salt use, contamination issues and remediation efforts at their 4th Annual Symposium from 9 to 3:30 on August 8 at Paul Smith’s College, Joan Weill Student Center.
Venetia Lannon, New York State’s Deputy Secretary for the Environment, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s conference. She will speak about strategies the State is implementing to help protect water quality.
In addition to Lannon, Dan Kelting, PhD, of Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) will provide an overview of a newly-completed scientific study conducted by AWI with AdkAction and The FUND for Lake George on wells contaminated by road salt and issues unique to the Adirondack Park.
A panel discussion will follow, moderated by Brittany Christenson of AdkAction and will include Brendan Wiltse, PhD, Ausable River Association, and Chris Navitsky, PE, Lake George Waterkeeper.
Other topics to be covered include:
· Watershed Management with Margaret Murphy, PhD, and Lake Manager Guy Middleton
· iMapInvasives with Meg Wilkinson (DEC) NYNHP
· Building Effective Lake and River Associations break-out sessions
The Distinguished Stewardship Award will be presented to this year’s honoree, Ausable River Association (AsRA).
The symposium is intended for lake, river and watershed association members, state and local officials and environmental students. Registration is available at the door for $25 and includes lunch.
Paul Smith’s College is located at 7777 NY-30, Paul Smiths.
For more information visit Adirondack Lakes Alliance’s website.