From blue to green...and back again? Nutrients and algae in Chautauqua Lake
Speaker/Guide: Courtney Wigdahl-Perry
Location: Lakeside porch of the Youth Activities Center near Heinz Beach
Courtney is an Assistant Professor of Biology at SUNY Fredonia. Her research explores life at the base of food chains in lakes and how lakes change over time. Join us to learn about life under the water and the role of nutrients in shaping important microscopic communities. Hear stories of nutrient pathways through the watershed, and discover how natural changes and human influences affect our valuable water resources. This presentation will also provide an update on the most recent Chautauqua Lake research projects Courtney has been overseeing.
With a focus on land conservation and watershed education, the CWC, a 501C3 is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams and watersheds of the Chautauqua region. Working with residents, landowners, landscapers, developers, contractors, public officials, and governmental entities, CWC promotes best land management practices and preserves and restores the waterways/sheds of the region. CWC has led efforts resulting in the conservation of more than 1,000 acres of land and 2 miles of shoreline! chautauquawatershed.org