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Water Levels, Invasive Species Focus of Winter Weekend Agenda; NY DEC Commissioner Grannis to Address Conference Attendees

January 19th, 2010 | Posted by admin

Save The River presents yet another packed Winter Weekend conference, on Saturday, February 6 at the Clayton Opera House, filled with informative and timely presentations and discussions. We are pleased to announce that New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis will address conference attendees during the morning session.

Advance registration is recommended by calling Save The River at 315-686-2010. Cost to attend the conference is $25, which includes lunch.

Please note – the agenda presented below is still tentative, speaker times may change. Check back to this page for updates.

Save The River Winter Weekend Conference Agenda

8:30 a.m. – Registration (Conference cost: $25, includes lunch; Advance RSVP requested by calling Save The River at 315-686-2010)

9:00 a.m. – Morning Session Speakers include
New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis

Tony Maas, Director, Fresh Water Program, WWF-Canada, “Rivers at Risk – Protecting and Restoring Nature’s Water Needs”

Dr. John Farrell, SUNY ESF-Thousand Islands Biological Station,“The St. Lawrence River Fish Habitat Conservation Strategy”

Dr. John Casselman, “Climate Change, Fish and Fisheries: What to Expect, How to Adapt” Queen’s University Department of Biology

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Afternoon Session Speakers include:
Paul Lloyd Sargent, Multidisciplinary Artist, Precious Cargo: Water, Art, and Experimental

Kathleen Morris-Kortz, Save The River’s Education Curriculum Consultant,  “Exploring the Living Environment: Learning About the Save The River In the Schools Program”

Jennifer Nalbone, Great Lakes United, “Oh Carp! Ongoing Efforts in the Battle Against an Asian Carp invasion”

3:00 p.m. – Adjournment

Evening Keynote Presentation

And, don’t forget the evening keynote address by Jeff Alexander, author of Pandora’s Locks. Visit our Winter Weekend page for more information.


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