Date(s) - 05/09/17
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Nature Conservancy
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Presentation and Discussion by Kevin McDonald, Director of Public Policy and Carl LoBue, Senior Marine Scientist from The Nature Conservancy: What’s Up With Our Water?
At our first ATLI Environmental Committee meeting, the membership agreed that we would be most effective as a team once we all know what the most recent status and issues are of the two topics we chose to focus on, Sustainability/Energy and Pollution. Last month we met to bring together scientists, professionals, and community members to discuss Sustainability and Energy in our area, regionally, and federally. This month, we continue building our understanding of our water-where it comes from, where it goes after we use it, and most importantly, how we can work together with the various groups who have fought for years to restore and protect it. Please join us at this informal gathering where we will hear from Kevin and Carl, and then address ways our members can be involved in being the change we wish to see.
You may not realize that The Nature Conservancy, now one of the largest environmental organizations in the world, began right here in NY in 1951. As representatives of the Long Island Chapter, Kevin and Carl work with a team of natural and social scientists, communications and policy experts, stakeholders, advocates, and the public to help Long Islanders tackle a wide range of issues. The one they’ll be discussing at our ATLI Environmental Committee’s May meeting are top threats to water quality on Long Island: Nitrogen Pollution, Aging or Inappropriate Infrastructure, and Outdated Water Protection Laws.
There will be a presentation of a progressive alternative wastewater system being piloted at Uplands Farm and a few other locations on Long Island. We will follow the discussion and meeting with a brief action that all members can complete before they leave.