SAVE THE DATE: Tues Oct 24th – Pesticides & The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project

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 SAVE THE DATE:  Tues Oct 24th – Pesticides & The ChesBay Watershed Project
Research, Practices & Policies:
Protecting the Bay & Addressing Climate Change

Pesticides & The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project
11th annual conference

SAVE-THE-DATE!  9:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Tuesday October 24, 2017
Pearlstone Conference Center, Reisterstown, Maryland
Please plan to join us for our Eleventh Annual Meeting on October 24th, when we will bring together project participants & people committed to protecting the Chesapeake watershed the Bay.

Our meeting will focus on cutting-edge trends in agriculture that simultaneously protect the Bay and address carbon sequestration — including the latest in science research and policy impacting on the watershed.  Confirmed speakers include:
·   Kristine Nichols, PhD, Chief Scientist of the Rodale Institute, a soil scientist and expert on regenerative organic agriculture and related issues.  Rodale for 70 years has been one of the world’s most respected research centers on best practices in agriculture.
.   Vicki Blazer, PhD, world renown Research Fish Ecologist with US Geological Survey.  She will
discuss recent research important to the Bay watershed.
·   Betsy Nicholas, JD, Executive Director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake and a leading expert in environmental law and policy.  Waterkeepers Chesapeake is a coalition of 19 programs working on behalf of the Chesapeake watershed.  It also convenes the Fair Farms coalition working for a food system that is fair to farmers, invests in homegrown healthy foods and restores waterways.
·   Jay Feldman, Co-founder and Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides for 36 years, is one of the nation’s leading experts on regulatory and public policy regarding pesticides.
·   Greg Allen, PhD, Environmental Scientist for the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program, will be our moderator for the day.
We will share cutting-edge research and policy trends on pesticides, discuss initiatives of the Project’s working groups, and collaborate on the Project’s direction.  Registration is free and an organic lunch & snacks will be served.  Please look for our e-invitation coming soon.  Thanks!
Robert SanGeorge, Project Director
Pesticides & The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project


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