Learn about the algae in Lake Ontario, how the governments of Canada and the United States are managing the lake’s nutrient levels, and what you can do to help!
Date & Time: Oct 19, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Zoom
AGENDA (times given in ET)
12:00 – 12:02 Welcome – Emma Tahirali, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP).
12:02 – 12:15 Nutrients and algae 101: Understanding and identifying algae, successes and challenges in managing nutrients – Marie-Claire Doyle, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).
12:15 – 12:20 Audience Q&A #1
12:20 – 12:40 Taking Action: Controlling nutrient inputs to the lake – Reducing nutrient impacts to Lake Ontario nearshore – Upgrades to wastewater infrastructure in the city of Toronto (10 min): Bill Snodgrass, Toronto Water – Improving water quality in Western NY’s Lake Ontario basin with soil health practices (10 min): Caitlin Tucker, American Farmland Trust.
12:40 – 12:45 Audience Q&A #2
12:45 – 12:55 How to report nuisance and harmful algae – Emma Tahirali, MECP – Brian Duffy, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
12:55 – 1:00 News you can use: Steps you can take to reduce nutrient pollution and algal blooms in Lake Ontario.