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Lake Erie Algae - Sources and Solutions

The TMACOG Environmental Planning department has assembled a full-day program on the issue of Lake Erie water quality. The program will look at what we know about sources of harmful algal blooms and explore solutions. It is open to all TMACOG members and the general public.

Lake Erie Algae – Sources and Solutions
Thursday, January 22, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (registration 8 a.m.)
Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza

Speakers at the session will include a researcher studying watershed export and riverine dynamics of phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment; charter boat professionals who have years of daily exposure to lake conditions; municipal water treatment professionals; and others working on the issues affecting the lake.

Register by January 19 at eventbrite.com. Cost is $25 and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments. No refunds for cancellations after January 19. Any questions, please contact Joy Minarcin, 419.241.9155 ext. 128.


MORNING SESSION
Keynote speaker
Randall Gardner, Ohio State Senator, 2nd District (invited)

Lake Erie Western Basin Phosphorus Sources
Dr. Laura Johnson, Research Scientist, National Center for Water Quality Research

Economics
Lake Erie Economic and Environmental Impacts
  Dave Spangler, President of Lake Erie Waterkeeper and Vice President of Lake Erie   Charter Boat Association

• Economic Impact and Emergency Preparedness
  Bill Wersell, Vice President, Business Development Services, Toledo Regional   Chamber of Commerce

• Public Drinking Water
  Chuck Campbell, Commissioner of Water Treatment, City of Toledo

AFTERNOON SESSION
Reducing Nutrients that Drive the Algae Blooms: Agricultural Sources
Steve Davis, Conservationist, USDA NRCS

Green Infrastructure
• Green Infrastructure Solutions
  Katie Rousseau, Director, Clean Water Supply, American Rivers

• Green Infrastructure Case Study:
  Reynolds Road and Cullen Park
  Steven T. Day, Manager - Public Service Officer, City of Toledo

• Green Infrastructure Case Study:
  Ohio Stormwater Solutions: Low-impact Development on Low Infiltrating   Soils.

  Breann Hohman, Erie Soil & Water Conservation District

Reducing Nutrients that Drive the Algae Blooms: Municipal & Residential Sources
Elizabeth Wick P.E., Environmental Manager, Ohio EPA

Conservation Starts at Home: Reaching & Teaching the Public
Jamie Kochensparger, Education Specialist, Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District

Review and Open Forum
Moderator: Ken Fallows, Chair of TMACOG Environmental Council

Thank you to partner CT Consultants for sponsorship of this event.

 


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