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    Pesticides & The ChesBay Watershed – annual conference

    Pesticides & The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project — annual conference 
    Friday November 18th, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Pearlstone Conference Center, Reisterstown, MD
    Please plan to join us for our Tenth Annual Meeting on November 18th, when we will bring together project participants & people committed to protecting the Chesapeake watershed and restoring the Bay. Our meeting will focus on recent research regarding pesticide impacts on the Bay, bees and human health — as well as our future efforts on all three fronts.  Confirmed speakers include:
    Dr Robert Lawrence – keynote speaker – Director-Emeritus of the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  A co-founder of this project. he will look ahead to the challenges of the next decade while drawing upon the successes and lessons over the last 10 years of our Project.
    Dr Vicki Blazer is a world renowned fish pathologist with the US Geological Survey and a regular speaker at our annual gathering.  She will discuss new research on pesticides found in select Bay tributaries and potential biological effects of exposure.
    Dr Hartmut Doebel an insect ecologist, is Assistant Professor of Biology at The George Washington University, he heads its Research & Beekeeping Team. He will discuss his new research on neonicotinoid impacts on bees.
    Dr Greg Allen is an Environmental Scientist for the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program.  He will update us on the work of the CPB and also will serve as our moderator for the day
    We will share cutting-edge research, monitoring date and policy trends on pesticides, discuss initiatives of the Project’s working groups, and collaborate on the Project’s director.  Registration is free and an organic lunch & snacks will be served.  Please look for our e-invitation coming soon.  Thanks!

    Robert SanGeorge, Project Director
    Pesticides & The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project
    Co-sponsors: Maryland Pesticide Education Network &
    Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

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