Those “forever chemicals” you may be hearing about are Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, more commonly known as PFAS. They persist in our environment and are linked to long-lasting impacts on fish, other wildlife, and human health. 

In response to growing concerns nationally and locally, the Chesapeake Bay Program’s (CBP) Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) hosted a workshop to increase understanding of PFAS and improve science coordination efforts. Join us on April 19, from 12-1 pm ET to learn from the lead scientists as they present findings, themes, and research recommendations. The recently released summary report is available here; view the full report here.


  • Denice Wardrop, Executive Director, Chesapeake Research Consortium


  • Kelly Smalling, Research Hydrologist, USGS – NJ Water Science Center; Co-Chair, STAC Workshop Steering Committee
  • Emily Majcher, Hydrologist, USGS-MD-DE-DC Water Science Center; Vice-Chair, Toxic Contaminant Workgroup

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded. By joining this webinar, you are consenting to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, please discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register here:


About CRC Roundtable

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We launched the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources. Learn more about what we accomplished in 2022 in our annual report and watch our 50th anniversary video.

The lunchtime seminars invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.