ADIRONDACK WATER WEEK 2020: Protecting the Legacy of Adirondack Waters

Sunday, August 23 through Friday, August 28th.

Join us for Water Week and celebrate one of our most precious and valued resources in the Adirondacks, our freshwater. Learn more about our aquatic resources and discover ways you can take action to protect our waterways. This year's inaugural event focuses on the Legacy of Adirondack Waters and features a week-long Speaker Series and an Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Certification Training program.

You can register here for all events. AWI is a registered nonprofit organization. Please consider a tax deductible donation to AWI is to help support this program and our mission to protect clean water.

Speaker Series

Geared toward the general public, the event features a 5-part speaker series presented by some of the region's most knowledgeable and experienced freshwater experts.
Conducted each evening from 7pm-8pm during Water Week, the program features discussions about the history of water in our region, climate change impacts, water pollution prevention and community actions to protect clean water. The programs will be conducted online using Zoom Webinar and will included a live Q and A session.

Speakers include:

8/23 "History of Adirondack Waters", Daniel L Kelting, Ph.D., Executive Director, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smith's College (watch recording)
8/24 "Climate Change and Adirondack Waters", Curt Stager, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Paul Smith's College (watch recording)
8/25 "Aquatic Invasive Species", Meg Modley, M.A., Aquatic Invasive Species Management Coordinator, Lake Champlain Basin Program (watch recording)
8/26 "Microplastic Pollution in Lake Champlain", Danielle Garneau, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Science, SUNY Plattsburgh (watch recording)
8/27 "Road Salt Pollution in the Mirror Lake Watershed", Brendan Wiltse, Ph.D., Scientist and Assistant Professor, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smith's College (watch recording)
8/28 "Community Action to Protect Clean Water", Zoë Smith, Deputy Director, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smith's College 

Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Certification Training

Don't miss AWI's final summer 2020 Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Training Certification. This program includes 5 self-guided on-line training modules to complete at your own pace over the course of Water Week and concludes in a live Zoom discussion on Wednesday, September 2 from 7-8:30pm.

To register here for the speaker series and the Training Certificate.

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The mission of the Adirondack Watershed Institute of Paul Smith's College is to protect clean water, conserve habitat, and support the health and well-being of people in the Adirondacks through science, collaboration, and real world experiences for students.

Adirondack Watershed Institute
Paul Smith's College
P.O. Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970-0244
Tel: 518-327-6213
Fax: 518-327-6369