Thursday Talks: Nature Matters

How Harmful are Harmful Algae Blooms?

Moderator: Dr. Wayne Carmichael – Retired Professor of Biological Sciences

Synopsis: Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are ancient microbes responsible for aerobic photosynthesis and production of the earth’s oxygen. Due to over development of water resources, cyanobacteria proliferate or “bloom,” forming dense growths in our local waters. Dr. Wayne Carmichael, a retired Professor of Biological Sciences, will discuss the need to balance human activities with our need to manage nutrients in aquatic systems, mitigate harmful algal blooms and reduce health risk – all within the context of a changing climate.

Nature Matters is brought to you on the second Thursday of each month by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association. Doors to the Lovell Showroom open at 6pm. Food & beverages are available through the Taproom. All ages are welcome and never a cover.

WHERE: Lovell Showroom, 14th & Duane Street Astoria, Oregon 97103 Map