The 2021 Bob Brower Symposium

Sediment & Nutrient Reduction
Effects on Water Quality in Owasco Lake

A Scientific Symposium in “Plain English”

Saturday, March 6, 2021 ~ Starting at 9:30am

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Join us for the 2021
Bob Brower Scientific Symposium!

Are you curious about the current condition of the water quality in Owasco Lake, the drinking water source for you and over 40,000 citizens and other animals? We are all affected by what is entering our lake, our groundwater and the other Finger Lakes.

This year’s symposium will focus on:

Sediment & Nutrient Reduction: Effects on Water Quality in Owasco Lake

– Status of Owasco Lake – Status of Owasco Lake 2020
Dr. John Halfman, Professor of Environmental Studies, Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith

– Colleges Aquatic Invasive Species and Owasco Lake: Present and Future
Dr. Catherine McGlynn, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, New York State Department of Conservation

– If We Lose the Hemlocks, We Lose the Lake!
Dr. Dana Hall, President, Owasco Watershed Lake Association Water

– Quality Monitoring of Surface Runoff and Tile Drainage on Dairy Farms in the Lake Champlain Basin
Laura Klaiber, Research Scientist, Miner Agricultural Institute, Chazy, NY

– Owasco Lake’s Nine Element Plan Updates 
Dr Todd Walter, Professor, Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

SPEAKERS

 Dr. John Halfman 

“Status of Owasco Lake – Status of Owasco Lake 2020”

Dr. Catherine McGlynn 

Aquatic Invasive Species and Owasco Lake: Present and Future

Dr. Dana Hall

“If we lose the Hemlocks, We lose the Lake!”

Laura Klaiber

“Water Quality Monitoring of Surface Runoff and Tile Drainage on Dairy Farms in the Lake Champlain Basin

Dr Todd Walter

“Owasco Lake’s Nine Element Plan Updates”

Remembering Bob Brower

Auburn Mayor Mike Quill officially changed the title of this event in 2019 to honor Bob, a former OWLA president and passionate advocate for the environment and the water quality in our region. The original symposium was Bob’s brainchild — a venue for citizen outreach and education to share and discuss the issues degrading our freshwater quality, most specifically that in Owasco Lake.

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