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2015 Mohawk Symposium

RvK on patrol in the Mohawk River. Photo: Capt. John Lipscomb
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March 20, 2015: 8:30AM to 5:30PM
Union College, College Park Hall, 807 Union St Schenectady, NY map
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Riverkeeper will present information about water quality monitoring and patrolling the Hudson River at the seventh annual Mohawk Symposium.

The Mohawk River is the Hudson River’s largest tributary. In 2014, Riverkeeper boat patrols for the first time reached far into the Mohawk, as far as Utica. The patrols generated a Utica Observer-Dispatch story that led to Associated Press coverage nationwide.

Riverkeeper Patrol Boat Captain John Lipscomb will deliver the keynote address, and will also moderate a discussion on a vision for the Mohawk with U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko. Riverkeeper Water Quality Program Manager Dan Shapley will make a presentation about the potential for citizen science water quality monitoring to catalyze watershed protection efforts.

Many other speakers will cover a variety of topics, including the Mohawk River Watershed Management Plan, flooding, fish, water quality and pollution. For a detailed agenda, and other detials, click here.

The Symposium is organized by the Geology Department at Union College. It includes not only presentations, but poster sessions and vendor area with additional information.

The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will be followed by a banquet reception. The cost is $20 for professionals, $10 for students, and includes lunch and coffee breaks. (Fees rise for those registering after March 1.) The evening banquet costs an additional $25.

Pre-registration is required. Register here.

Accommodations, parking and campus map

See Union College’s accommodation recommendations.

Plenty of parking is available on campus. Click these links for campus map and directions to campus.

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