HC Hosts Successful Conservation Conversation on Water Quality and Harmful Algal Blooms

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Harpeth Conservancy hosted its fourth Conservation Conversation, a monthly online educational series with experts answering your questions, on Wednesday, July, 22 2020. This month’s topic was Water Quality and Harmful Algal Blooms. A panel of experts including Ken Gibbons, Master of Ecology from the University of Toledo with a specialty on Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes, Dr. Judy Jackwood, Associate Veterinarian at Orrville Veterinary Clinic in Ohio, and Harpeth Conservancy’s Watershed Science and Restoration Director, Dr. Ryan Jackwood, discussed  the effects of Harmful Algal Blooms on the environment and what they mean for us and our pets when we’re out enjoying our local waterways. We had over 35 people in attendance with an audience that spanned across the country from Texas to North Carolina and Ohio to name a few of the areas that were represented. This conversation was particularly notable in the ways it brought in discussion from individuals across the country to whom this topic is relevant. 

Ken Gibbons, M.S., Master of Ecology from the University of Toledo with a specialty on Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes
Dr. Judy Jackwood, Associate Veterinarian at Orrville Veterinary Clinic in Ohio
Dr. Ryan Jackwood, Harpeth Conservancy's Watershed Science and Restoration Director

Watch our video of the event on YouTube .

Be sure to watch our calendar and sign up for our next Conservation Conversation on August 26 at 6 pm, which will discuss Yard Preparations, Nutrient Pollution, and their Effects on our Rivers.