Long Island University (LIU/CW Post), The Nature Conservancy on Long Island and the North Shore Land Alliance invite public officials to attend a Water Quality Symposium on October 7, 2014, from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM.

The Symposium will take place on the LIU Post Campus with parking available behind the Tilles Center.

The purpose of this Symposium is to present current research findings regarding local water quality to municipal and county officials. New findings will be presented on the state of surface waters along the north shore of Long Island in Oyster Bay, Huntington Bay and Northport Harbor. The sponsors hope to spark a constructive process that contributes to restoration and protection of water quality in our bays, harbors and Long Island Sound.

Dr. Kim Cline, President, Long Island University – Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Christopher Gobler, SUNY Stony Brook, Department of Marine Sciences – Effects of Nitrogen Pollution on Our Bays and Harbors
Stephen Lloyd, Senior Analyst, The Nature Conservancy – Nitrogen Loading in Oyster Bay, Huntington Bay and Northport Harbor
Chris Clapp, Marine Scientist, The Nature Conservancy – Alternative Technologies for Treating Residential Waste Water
Dr. Elizabeth Codner-Smith, Economist, the Nature Conservancy – Why Our Water Quality Matters –Economics and Public Perceptions
In addition, small group discussions sessions will afford participants an opportunity to react to the presentation to suggest and evaluate potential next steps that might contribute to clean water outcomes in the region.

Please RSVP to Jessica Donohue at jdonohue@tnc.org or call 631-367-3384, ext. 129, by September 26th