Sunday, November 17, 2019 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
275 Steamship Bay Rd.
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Dr. Norman Yan completed his MSc and PhD dissertations on the effects of acid rain and metal pollution on Ontario lakes, then worked as a research scientist with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for 25 years. In his capacity of Chair of the Friends of Muskoka Watershed, Dr. Yan will be speaking on:
Protecting our lakes forever: Moving from Rehabilitation to Prevention and the Friends of the Muskoka Watershed's mission
We know that we can reverse past damage that our lakes have suffered. We’ve done it for acid rain and lead pollution and over-fertilization with phosphorus. But can we learn from this history to prevent the re-occurrence of old problems and emergence of new ones? Can we move from restoration to prevention? Norman Yan has been studying threats to our lakes for almost half a century and in this talk he will identify the key emerging threats to Muskoka lakes, and how they collectively increase the risk of algal blooms. He will then discuss how the Friends of the Muskoka Watershed is attempting to lead the effort to deal with these threats, so that we can protect the lakes we all love.