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Nutrients in the Watershed, Unusual Weather, and Harmful Algal Blooms: A Public Conversation

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Please join the Community Science Institute for a Water and Community Event on March 23rd, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM in the beautiful Lakeside Room at the Inns of Aurora. All are welcome! This event will be titled “Nutrients in the Watershed, Unusual Weather, and Harmful Algal Blooms: A Public Conversation”. It will be structured as an open conversation following brief presentations from each of the panelists.

The Cayuga Lake community is confronted by harmful algal blooms (HABs) in our lake, changing weather patterns, and nutrients throughout the watershed. This forum seeks to address complex issues through public forum.

The moderator of the discussion will be Sharon Anderson, Environmental Team Leader, Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension.

The panelist will provide brief presentations of their topics prior to the open discussion. Panelists include:

Greg Boyer, Director, Great Lakes Research Consortium and Professor of Biochemistry, SUNY – College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Cyanobacteria, Blooms, and Nutrients

Greg Albrecht, Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Coordinator, NYS Soil & Water Conservation Committee and NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets
Nutrient Management and Conservation Practices by Farms

Jason Burroughs, Owner, Crop Manager, Aurora Ridge Dairy
Nutrient Management at the Aurora Ridge Dairy

Stephen Penningroth, Executive Director, Community Science Institute (CSI)
Long-Term Nutrient Data Sets in the Cayuga Lake Watershed

Mark W. Wysocki, Senior Lecturer in Meteorology and New York State Climatologist, Cornell University
Floods, Droughts, and Temperature Swings: Not Your Grandfather’s Weather

We invite you to come and listen to the discussion, and we encourage you to participate! All are welcome!

For more information, please email CSI Outreach Coordinator Nathaniel Launer at


March 23
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Lakeside Room at the Inns of Aurora
391 Main St.
Aurora, NY United States
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