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Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference

Oct 05, 2015 02:34PM

The sixth Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 13, at the Lehigh University STEPS Building, bringing together community watershed organizations, municipal officials, educators, students, scientists, technical experts, natural resource agency staff, industry representatives and the public to discuss effective ways to improve and protect the land and water resources throughout the greater Lehigh Valley. The conference will conclude with a networking reception from 4 to 5 p.m.

This year’s conference is themed Freshwater Ecology, and will focus on understanding and protecting our freshwater environments and the organisms that live in them. New to this year’s conference is a landscaper’s track, with four sessions focused on environmentally sensitive landscaping practices for professional landscapers, with continuing education credits available. This year’s conference will also include half-day workshops on aquatic insect identification and working with publicly available information to build effective watershed geographic information systems.

Cost is $45/free for students with ID and advance registration. Location: 1 W. Packer Ave., Bethlehem. Register at Eventbrite.com/e/lehigh-valley-watershed-conference-registration-16189010767.

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