View of Cayuga Lake from the Benson's home in Lansing (Tompkins County)
Image by Sandy Repp


Nutrients in the Watershed, Unusual Weather, and Harmful Algal Blooms: A Public Conversation

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Cayuga Lake community is confronted by harmful algal blooms (HABs) in our lake, changing weather patterns, and nutrients throughout the watershed. This forum seeks to address complex issues through public dialogue between community members and a panel of experts.

Sharon Anderson, Environmental Team Leader, Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be Moderator

Panelists will provide brief overviews of their topics prior to an open discussion

Cyanobacteria , Blooms, and Nutrients: Greg Boyer, Director, Great Lakes Research Consortium and Professor of Biochemistry, SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Floods, Droughts, and Temperature Swings: Not Your Grandfather’s Weather: Mark W. Wysocki, Senior Lecturer in Meteorology and New York State Climatologist, Cornell University    

Long-Term Nutrient Data Sets in the Cayuga Lake Watershed: Stephen Penningroth, Executive Director, Community Science Institute (CSI)

Nutrient Management and Conservation Practices by Farms: Greg Albrecht, Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Coordinator, NYS Soil & Water Conservation Committee and NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets

Refreshments will be provided by the Inns of Aurora




Nathaniel Launer
CSI Outreach Coordinator


Inns of Aurora, Lakeside Room
391 Main Street
Aurora, New York 13026

Last updated March 12, 2019