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    Pesticides & The ChesBay Annual Conference – Nov 18th

    Tenth Annual Conference – Friday November 18th
    Pearlstone Conference Center, Reisterstown, MD
    Please join us for our Tenth Annual Conference, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 18th, when we will bring together project participants & people committed to protecting the Chesapeake watershed and restoring the Bay. We will focus on recent research re pesticide impacts on the Bay, bees and human health — as well as our future efforts on all three fronts.
    Space is limited, so register soon by emailing mdpestnet@aol.com with your full name, title & affiliation.  Our speakers:
    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.
    Scott Nash is founder and CEO of Mom’s Organic Market will discuss rapidly growing consumer demand for organic food – both in the Chesapeake Bay region and nationally – as well as the challenges ahead for producing enough organic food to meet the demand.
    Vicki Blazer is a world renowned fish pathologist with the US Geological Survey and a regular speaker at our annual gathering.  She will discuss her new research on the impact of certain pesticides on the Bay watershed, including neonicotinoid pesticides.
    Hartmut Doebelan 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.
    Greg Allenis 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
    Awards to be presented to legislative leadership on passage of Pollinator Protection Act (Delegates Healey and Barve; Senators Nathan-Pulliam and Carter-Conway)
    Registration is free and an organic lunch & snacks will be served.   Registration deadline is November 3rd but again please RSVP sooner due to space limitations.  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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