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Harmful Algal Blooms 101: What are they and what do we do about them?!

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1:30-2:45

Rayburn 2325 (Science, Space, and Technology Committee Room)

Afternoon Snacks: Captain Cookie and the Milkman!


As the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Estuary Caucus, we write to draw your attention to an invitation you may have already received for a briefing to learn about harmful algal blooms.

All 50 states are impacted by the major environmental problem known as harmful algal blooms.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Known as red tides, blue-green algae or cyanobacteria, harmful algal blooms have severe impacts on human health,
aquatic ecosystems and the economy.”  Major affects cited regarding harmful algal blooms include:  producing extremely dangerous toxins that can sicken or kill people and animals; creating dead zones in the water; raising treatment costs for drinking water;
and, hurting industries that depend on clean water.

Come join us on Thursday, April 12th, to hear from experts about the causes of harmful algal blooms and strategies to mitigate the effects of environmental stressors on our ecosystem.  Afternoon snacks provided by a Capitol Hill favorite: Captain
Cookie and the Milkman

  • Laurilee Thompson, co-owner of Dixie Crossroads and a member of the Brevard County, FL, Environmentally Endangered Lands Committee and the Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panel
  • Mark Tedesco,  Director of EPAs Long Island Sound Office
  • Jeff Lape, Deputy Director, EPA Office of Science & Technology
  • Kim Reece, Virginia Institute of Marine Science  

The briefing will be from 1:30 – 2:45 pm on Thursday, April 12th in Rayburn 2325 (Science, Space and Technology Committee Room).  Please RSVP to Johnathan Sargent at 
Come joi
n us!



Bill Posey                                                    Suzanne Bonamici

Member of Congress                                 Member of Congress

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