Registration is now open for McNALMS’ annual Lunch and Learn program on Harmful Algal Blooms: Ecology, Impacts, and Management Options. This year’s session will feature two experts, Dr. Ann St. Amand of PhycoTech and Dr. West Bishop of SePRO Corp, speaking on HABs in inland lakes, their appearance, ecology and toxicity. HABs consist of Cyanobacteria, formerly called blue-green algae. Their occurrence and increased growth in many inland lakes and particularly Lake Erie have caused concern due to their ability to produce toxins. In addition, their presence can have an impact on the entire aquatic community, human health, property values, as well as the economy and result in declining water quality.
The program takes place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, MI at 11:00am with lunch beginning at 11:30am. Presentations begin at 12:15 and run to 2:00pm. The remaining half-hour will be an open question and answer session. The cost, which includes the lunch is $30 for members, $35 for non-members, and $28 for students. Click this Registration link to register or download the flyer. For further information, contact Lois Wolfson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 517-353-9222.