ADIRONDACK WATER WEEK 2020: Protecting the Legacy of Adirondack Waters

AWI conducted Water Week 2020 to celebrate one of our most precious and valued resources in the Adirondacks, our freshwater. Participants learned more about our aquatic resources and discovered ways to take action to protect our waterways. This year's inaugural event focused on the Legacy of Adirondack Waters and featured a week-long Speaker Series and an Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Certification Training program.

You can view the recordings from this event to enhance your own knowledge. 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 featured 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 featured discussions about the history of water in our region, climate change impacts, water pollution prevention and community actions to protect clean water. The programs wias conducted online using Zoom Webinar and included a live Q and A session.

Speakers included:

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

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