Protecting our watersheds

“Watershed Management: Preservation, Conservation, Mitigation” is the subject of a public forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, at Lynchburg College.

The forum is sponsored by The Center for Water Quality at Lynchburg College, directed by Tom Shahady, associate professor of environmental science.

Three speakers will address the following topics:

  • “The Blackwater Creek Watershed Management Plan: Community Goals,” Tom Shahady
  • “Our Changing Forests,” Mike Santucci, Virginia Department of Forestry
  • “A Perspective from Lynchburg City Council,” City Councilman Randy Nelson

The forum is made possible with a grant provided by the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Advisory Committee from the sale of Chesapeake Bay license plates.

The Lynchburg College Water Quality Center provides services that innovatively preserve, protect, and improve environmental quality within Central Virginia, while providing environmental education to a wide variety of audiences. The center was established in 2008 to encourage and conduct research, develop and implement solutions for environmentally impacted areas, and provide measures to preserve and better the environmental quality of the watersheds in Central Virginia while supporting economic growth and encouraging citizen responsibility.

For more information, contact Patricia A. Fitzsimmons at 434/610-1622.