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Monitoring for Cyanobacteria and Harmful Algal Blooms

Photo: Cyanobacteria: Responsible for the buildup of oxygen in the earth's atmosphere

Cyanobacteria: Responsible for the buildup of oxygen in the earth's atmosphere

November 9, 2016
US Environmental Protection Agency (Ontonagon Room)
6201 Congdon Blvd
Duluth, MN 55804

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 9th. Seminar: 9:00-10:00 a.m.; Workshop: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Optional tour of the EPA begins at 3:00 p.m. (for seminar and/or workshop participants only).

Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Seminar: Developing a Regional Cyanobacteria and Harmful Algal Bloom (HABS) Monitoring Program, Hilary Snook (EPA - Region 1).

Workshop: Citizen Science Training Workshop - Cyanobacteria Monitoring & Bloom Watch Program, presented by Hilary Snook. This workshop will provide introductory information about monitoring techniques for cyanobacteria that can cause harmful algal blooms (HABS). Participants will receive in-depth training on the Cyanoscope kit (cyanos.org), including how to use the equipment and report their findings. If there is interest, there will be an optional tour of the EPA beginning at 3:00 p.m. Participants may order lunch from Northern Waters (which will be delivered) or bring their own lunch.

Who should come? Scientists, teachers, educators, lakeshore property owners, municipal staff, water quality or environmental specialists and technicians, and people interested in citizen science.

Cyanoscope kits provided by the U.S. EPA and University of Minnesota Sea Grant College Program.

For poster and more information: Cyanobacteria workshop and information (PDF)

If you have questions, contact Marte Kitson at mkitson@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8305.


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