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2019 Finger Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Symposium

July 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

July 31, 2019  10:00am – 5:00pm 

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS)

Scandling Center, 300 Pulteney Street
Geneva , NY 14456

Register at https://www.usgbc.org/event/2019-finger-lakes-harmful-algal-blooms-habs-symposium

The symposium, in its 6th year, will include a keynote by Maya van Rossum and book signing of The Green Amendment, and presentations by some of the area’s top professionals in the fields of water quality, invasive species management, and HABs identification. Last year’s event sold out!

HABs are certain types of algae which negatively impact water quality and produce toxins harmful to people and animals. HABs have been found in most counties in New York, including in most of the Finger Lakes, prompting Governor Andrew Cuomo to launch a $65 million plan to address issues caused by the invasive species.


Agenda (subject to change)

10:00 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. NYS State Perspective and Update

  • Harmful Algal Bloom Identifying, Cause & Solutions, Jacqueline Lendrum, Research Scientist, NYS DEC
  • HAB Action Plans, Remediation or Preventions, Tony Eallonardo, Ph.D., SME / Technical Manager, O’Brien & Gere
11:15 a.m. Keynote by Maya van Rossum
12:00 (noon) Luncheon Buffet and The Green Amendment, Maya van Rossum Book Signing
1:00 p.m. Mitigation

  • HABs In-Lake Mitigation Pilot Project, Stephanie June, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
1:30 p.m. Detection: Overview and Update on the HSI Project

2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Lake Association Perspectives – Aimee Clinkhammer, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Confirmed participants:

  • Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association – Frank DiOrio, HABs program director
  • Chautauqua Lake Association- Doug Conroe, executive director
3:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session with Presenters
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Networking Sessions with Topic Groups


July 31, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Hobart and WIlliam Smith Colleges
Scandling Center, 300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456