Adirondack Water Week is set to take place Sunday August 23rd through Friday August 28th. The inaugural event showcases a newly formed partnership between Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute and Northwood School in Lake Placid.
Water Week is designed for the general public to learn about our freshwater resources and discover ways to take action to protect Adirondack lakes and streams.
Featuring a speaker series and community training program, Water Week will be conducted virtually and feature some of the region’s most experienced scientists and conservation practitioners.
Topics featured during Water Week include the history of water in the region, water pollution prevention, climate change impacts, and community actions to protect clean water.
The public is also encouraged to take part in an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Training Certification course where they can learn about spread prevention and engage in discussion with experts and other interested community members.
The programs will be conducted online using Zoom and will include a live Q and A session. Registration is required.
The speaker schedule is:
8/23 “History of Adirondack Waters”, Daniel L Kelting, Ph.D., Executive Director, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smith’s College;
8/24 “Climate Change and Adirondack Waters”, Curt Stager, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Paul Smith’s College;
8/25 “Aquatic Invasive Species”, Meg Modley, M.A., Aquatic Invasive Species Management Coordinator, Lake Champlain Basin Program;
8/26 “Microplastic Pollution in Lake Champlain”, Danielle Garneau, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Science, SUNY Plattsburgh;
8/27 “Road Salt Pollution in the Mirror Lake Watershed”, Brendan Wiltse, Ph.D., Water Quality Director and Assistant Professor, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smith’s College; and
8/28 “Community Action to Protect Clean Water”, Zoë Smith, Deputy Director, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smith’s College, featuring guest speakers from Adk Action, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, and Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Access to the training materials for the Certification course is open. The course concludes on Wednesday September 3rd with a Webinar/Q and A session with AWI scientists.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit the Adirondack Watershed Institute website.
Photo of Adirondack Watershed Institute steward provided.