As the days get warmer and longer, we hope you all can join us this for this month’s meeting on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00pm. We meet at Benvenuto’s in Fitchburg, 2949 Triverton Pike Dr. Feel free to come a little early and socialize!

Our speaker this month is Gina LaLiberte. Gina leads response and communication on cyanobacterial bloom issues as the Statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. As a life-long resident of the Great Lakes region, she has a BS in Biology and a MS in Resource Ecology Management from the University of Michigan. She has studied algae for other 30 years.

Topic: What’s that Green Stuff? Algae and Blue-green Algae Blooms

Algae are more than just “green stuff” in the water – they’re important parts of freshwater communities, and many have interesting forms and life histories which you can appreciate when you take a closer look. We will review some common types of algae from around the Great Lakes region. We will also examine blue-green algae blooms, learn to assess potentially harmful blooms, and review practical tips for how to stay safe on and under the water.

March Meeting