Adirondack Water Week promotes water quality, protection

The Adirondack Watershed Institute is hosting Water Week, Sunday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Aug. 28.

Water Week celebrates one of the most precious and valued resources in the Adirondacks: freshwater. Learn more about aquatic resources and discover ways you can take action to protect Adirondack 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.

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Speaker series

Geared toward the general public, the event features a five-part speaker series presented by some of the region’s most knowledgeable and experienced freshwater experts. Conducted each evening from 7-8 p.m. 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 and will include a live Q&A session.

Speakers include:

  • Aug. 23: “History of Adirondack Waters,” Daniel L Kelting, Ph.D., Executive Director, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smith’s College
  • Aug. 24: “Climate Change and Adirondack Waters,” Curt Stager, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Paul Smith’s College
  • Aug. 25: “Aquatic Invasive Species,” Meg Modley, M.A., Aquatic Invasive Species Management Coordinator, Lake Champlain Basin Program
  • Aug. 26: “Microplastic Pollution in Lake Champlain,” Danielle Garneau, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Science, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Aug. 27: “Road Salt Pollution in the Mirror Lake Watershed,” Brendan Wiltse, Ph.D., Scientist and Assistant Professor, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smith’s College
  • Aug. 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 five self-guided online training modules to complete at your own pace over the course of Water Week and concludes in a live Zoom discussion.

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