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LESSONS FROM THE PACIFIC COAST, THE HATFIELD CENTER, NEWPORT, OREGON

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March 10, 2011

Contact: Linda Bowden
lbowden@echovermont.org
802.864.1848 ext. 117

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Gerianne Smart
gsmart@echovermont.org
802.864.1848 ext. 125

echo lake aquarium & science center
hosts evening event: bloom: Dialogue and solutions for Lake Champlain
Monday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — In light of the recent release of the new documentary, Bloom: The Plight of Lake Champlain, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, has decided to create an evening event to discuss the phosphorous issues and algae blooms highlighted in the film. The emphasis at this event will be on solutions.

“Certainly the film ‘Bloom” has stirred up some discussion, and some controversy, but we wanted to harness the solutions side of the equation and get folks together to learn ways they can make different choices in their daily lives that will affect our Lake in a positive way”, says Linda Bowden, event producer and ECHO Lifelong Learning Coordinator and Educator.

The event is a hybrid of ECHO’s usual evening programs, such as Café Scientifique, where the focus is on issues of interest to adults in our region.

DETAILS: Monday, March 21 (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) for an evening of dialogue and solutions around the topic of phosphorous and algae blooms.

6:45: Citizen stewardship stories shared by people offering solutions in three areas: Urban, Agricultural, and Home Owner as it relates to wastewater and runoff. Stories will be shared by Brian Trudell who grew up on his parents’ 100 cow dairy farm in East Fairfield VT, Colin McCaffrey, Director, Friends of the Winooski River who will speak about member’s involvement, and Eric Wolinsky, President of the Saint Albans Area Watershed Association. Additional participants include representatives from Chittenden Solid Waste Management District the Intervale Conservation Nursery, Lake Champlain Basin Program, and others.

7:00: Screening of the half hour documentary BLOOM: The Plight of Lake Champlain

7:35: Discussion involving all participants

To view a 2+ minute trailer of the film, please go here: http://bit.ly/i5a7RG

Cash bar and free hors d’oeuvres. Suggested donation $5 at the door, ECHO members free. RSVP: 1.877.324.6386, ext. 100, locally 802.864.1848, ext. 100, limited seating.

 

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, more than 100 interactive experiences, changing and permanent exhibits and seasonal events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The 2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and ecology-themed ECHO Café with food prepared by Sugarsnap. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. For more information visit echovermont.org, call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386, or write to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

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