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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Pond and Lake Management Workshop in White Plains: Include strategies for managing poor conditions caused by algal blooms, invasive plants, sedimentation, stormwater pollution and warming temperatures.

Oct 31, 2017 06:53PM

A pond and lake management workshop, which will include strategies for managing poor conditions caused by algal blooms, invasive plants, sedimentation, stormwater pollution and warming temperatures, will be held December 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Westchester County Center, located at 198 Central Avenue in White Plains.

The event is presented by the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County, the Westchester County Planning Department and the Native Plant Center.

Among the featured presentations will be Introduction to the Ecology of Ponds, Lakes and Reservoirs, by Stephen J. Souza, PhD, founder of Princeton Hydro and an instructor at Temple, Rutgers and Montclair State Universities; Pond and Lake Stewardship: What You Can Do about Aquatic Invasive Plants, by Catherine McGlynn, PhD, aquatic invasive species coordinator at New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; The Lakes of Westchester County: What We Know and What You Can Do to Help, by Scott Kishbaugh, chief of the Lake Monitoring and Assessment Section at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Dealing with Stormwater: A Practical Approach, by Jeremy Farrell, PhD, a water quality specialist with Lake George Association and post-doctoral research associate at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and Design and Implementation of a Lake Management Plan, by Souza.

The workshop includes a continental breakfast and a boxed lunch. It is approved for five HSW hours for landscape architects through the New York State Education Department; four hours of annual training required of members of planning boards and zoning boards of appeal; and continuing education units from other professional organizations. All participants will receive attendance certificates.

The $45 admission is due by December 4 at 4 p.m. A completed registration form and a check (payable to Westchester County Planning Department) should be sent to Robert Doscher, Westchester County Planning Department, 148 Martine Avenue, Room 432, White Plains, NY, 10601-3370. Credit cards are not accepted.

For more info, contact Doscher at [email protected] or 914.995.4423 or Kay Eisenman at [email protected] or 914.995.4424.