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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Selleck Issues Forum to Focus on Salt

Bruce Selleck (1949-2017)
The 2018 Dr. Bruce W. Selleck  Adirondack Contemporary Issues Forum will focus on the impacts of salt on water quality.  Dr. Dan Kelting, Executive Director of the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College, will lead a panel discussion on work being done on lakes and streams and efforts to reduce salt loads.  Chris Navitsky, Lake George Waterkeeper;  Jim Sutherland, NYS DEC; Michael Twiss, Clarkson University; and, Brendan Wiltse, Ausable River Association will join the discussion  on their work to understand and mitigate salt impacts on Adirondack water bodies.  The Selleck Issues Forum will be held on May 23rd,  2018, from 1:30-3:00 p.m., at the Conference Center in Lake Placid.  It is part of the 25th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks.  The Forum is named in honor of the late Bruce Selleck.  At the time of his passing, Bruce was the Thomas A. Bartlett Chair and Professor of Geology at Colgate University and President of the Adirondack Research Consortium.  He had deep ties and many friends and colleagues in the Adirondacks.  The Forum was Bruce's idea as a way to focus on a single issue in a “hot topics” session.  The impacts of salt on water quality certainly meets the criteria Bruce envisioned.  

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