Thursday, April 22, 2010

News Release: 15th Annual Ramapo River Watershed Conference

By Katie Lukshis

For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Geoff Welch


15th Annual Ramapo River Watershed Conference to be Held at Ramapo College

Mahwah, NJ – The 15th annual Ramapo River Watershed Conference is being held at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 10 am. It will be located in the Student Center Room 136 on campus, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, also known as Route 202. This event is open to the public.

The conference will run from 10 am to 4:30 pm, commencing with remarks from Ramapo College President Peter Mercer, Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, and Mahwah Township Mayor Richard Martel. Topics covered range from updates on the Ramapo Watershed to earthquakes along Northwest trending faults in the Metro NY area, as well as road salt use and well pollution.

Speakers include Geoff Welch, Ramapo River Watershed Keeper and Ramapo River Committee; and Howard Horowitz, Associate Professor of Geography Ramapo College; Isaac Wirgin, Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine, NYU School of Medicine; Betsy Stagg, Oakland Borough Councilwoman; Randy Stechert, rattlesnake expert; Paul M. Heisig, Hydrologist; Chuck Stead, Adjunct Professor Ramapo College; Duke U. Ophori, Associate Professor, Geosciences Graduate Advisor Montclair State University; Thomas Wilson, Tuxedo Land Trust; Sustainable Mahwah Panel members; and Alexander Gates, Chair of the Rutgers University, Newark, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Other features of the conference include a lunch break and a wine and cheese reception to follow.

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