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Agenda set for 25th Annual Winter Environmental Conference, Saturday, February 8, 2014

January 20th, 2014 | Posted by admin

For 25 years, Save The River’s Winter Environmental Conference has brought together policy makers, scientists, elected officials and citizens to discuss the most critical issues facing the River.  This year we are pleased to announce a diverse agenda highlighting topics on important policy issues , emerging sciences and exciting programs that focus on the  health of  the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes.

Morning Presentations: (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

The Seaway – Environmentally Friendly, Economically Important. Betty Sutton, Tenth Administrator of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

The Seaway as Gatekeeper – Managing Ballast Water. Craig Middlebrook, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

The Great Lakes Environmental Assessment Mapping Project. Greg Boyer, Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The Great Lakes: Solutions for 21st Century Economic and Environmental Challenges. Stu Gruskin, Chief Conservation and External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy New York

Lunch (12:00 noon) Featuring a special artistic preview of Louis Helbig’s upcoming Sunken Villages exhibition.

Keynote Address

  • The Great River Needs Great Friends, Protecting the St Lawrence Forever. Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and founder of The Blue Planet Project

Afternoon Presentations: (2:00 – 4:30 pm)

The Perils of Plastics: Great Lakes Plastic Pollution Survey. Dr. Sherri A. Mason, Professor of Chemistry, SUNY Fredonia

Lake Sturgeon: The Once and Future King. Rodger Klindt, Aquatic Biologist, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Lake Ontario Education & Research Aboard the Lake Guardian. Helen Domske, Sr. Extension Specialist, New York Sea Grant, Cornell University

Save The River In the Schools. Kathy Morris, Education Consultant with Save The River’s In the Schools

Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction (4:30 – 6:00 pm)

  • Book Signing with Maude Barlow
  • Meet the speakers and learn more about their projects and programs.
  • Bid on wonderful River inspired art, literature, events, adventures and gear.

To register:

Open to the Public.  Conference Registration is $40 and includes coffee, lunch and a cocktail reception with light hor d’oevres by Bella’s.  Please RSVP by calling (315) 686-2010 or downloading and returning the reservation form.

Conference will be held at the Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624.

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