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Public invited to join virtual event on Sept. 28: Lake symposium series continues at WCSU

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image of Lake Symposium posterDANBURY, CONN. — The Western Connecticut State University Integrative Biological Diversity graduate program, WCSU Finding Our Way Office of Science Education Outreach and Praxair will host the virtual fall 2020 Regional Lake Communities Symposium, “Reflecting on Aquatic Invasive Plants and Harmful Algal Blooms – Continuing and New Challenges” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The virtual event will feature a panel discussion with representatives from Candlewood Lake Authority, Lake Housatonic, Ball Pond, Lake Zoar, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Waubeeka, and others.

WCSU Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Theodora Pinou will introduce the panelists, topic and facilitate the conversation. The symposium is free and the public is invited. Virtual attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panelists. To request the link and login information to join, send an email to

Future Regional Lake Communities Symposia will include:

  • “Using data to assess our lake,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26.
  • “Best practices for managing aquatic plants and harmful algal blooms,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30.

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