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NEC-NALMS Spring Webinar Series Part 2 – Cyanobacteria: What You Need to Know

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am CDT


In celebration of Earth Day 2021 and to promote awareness and action about cyanobacteria blooms in our New England Lakes, the New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society is hosting a two-part webinar series on “Cyanobacteria and What You Need to Know.”

Please join us for one or hopefully both sessions of this two-part, free webinar series.
Part One will cover cyanobacteria biology, toxins and toxic impacts on wildlife, pets, and people.
Part Two focuses on monitoring of cyanobacteria and control options.
Both webinars will feature 30-minute presentations with time for questions and discussion.

Tuesday, April 20th from 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Part One Presentations on Cyanobacteria Biology and Toxicity
• Cyanobacteria biology and toxin formation
Key aspects of cyanobacteria that make them competitive bloom formers, including N fixation, buoyancy, resting stages, and toxin production
Dr. Barry Rosen, Florida Gulf Coast University, FL
• Cyanobacteria toxin impacts on people, pets, and wildlife
Impacts of cyanobacteria on people, pets, and wildlife, current understanding of health risks from cyanobacteria, including known exposure routes, the role of toxins, and susceptible populations
Dr. Elizabeth Hilborn, USEPA, Office of Research and Development, NC

Tuesday, May 25th from 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Part Two Presentations on Cyanobacteria Monitoring and Control
• Monitoring Approach to Identify and Quantify Cyanobacteria in Freshwater
Various levels of monitoring from simple screening to detailed quantification, appropriate level of monitoring to meet goals and protocols for most effective monitoring
Mr. Hilary Snook, USEPA Region 1, MA
• Control of Cyanobacteria
Methods for directly removing or preventing blooms of cyanobacteria, watershed vs in-lake options, algaecides vs nutrient control, and relative costs of different approaches
Dr. Ken Wagner, Water Resource Services, Inc., MA

To Register for the Webinars:
Registration link for Part One – Cyanobacteria Biology and Toxicity Webinar:

Registration link for Part Two – Cyanobacteria Monitoring and Control Webinar:

Once you register using the links above, you will receive a confirmation email from NH Watershed Management, with the subject line of the name of the workshop you registered for, offered by the New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society. That confirmation email will contain information on how to log into and/or call into the webinar on April 20 and/or May 25th. Please save that information so that you can use it to join the webinars.


May 25
9:30 am - 11:00 am CDT
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