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LANSING, N.Y. –– Nathaniel Launer from the Community Science Institute is giving a talk about harmful algal blooms (HABs) on Cayuga Lake. 

The talk will take place Thursday, November 21, at 7 PM at Lansing Town Hall, 29 Auburn Road in Lansing. Sponsored by the Friends of Salt Point, it is free and open to the public.

Launer will share observations and data from two years of HAB monitoring, and suggest ways communities and residents can help address this pressing issue. He coordinates four citizen science water monitoring programs, partnering with hundreds of volunteers across the Finger Lakes region.

Launer’s background in ecology and conservation biology adds interdisciplinary perspectives to his efforts to protect water at CSI. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

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Anna Lamb

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