Trees: Green Guardians of Soil, Air and Water
Speaker/Guide: Becky Nystrom
Location: Lakeside porch of the Youth Activities Center near Heinz Beach
Join Becky on a visit to the Ravine Forest, explore the relationships between fungi, microbes, air, water and light with the roots and leaves of trees, and the critical contributions trees make to the ecological health of the streams, lakes, wetlands and watersheds in their Chautauqua Region ecosystems.
A local naturalist, conservationist, and retired Jamestown Community College professor of biology
With a focus on land conservation and watershed education, the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, 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
Note: Some Lake Walk presentations may involve short, non-strenuous walks and may take you to rough terrain. Please come prepared for light exertion and occasional inclement weather. Appropriate clothing and footgear are suggested.