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Sixth annual Finger Lakes HABs symposium set for Wednesday

The sixth annual Finger Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms Symposium will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Scandling Center on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus.

The event will feature a keynote address from Maya van Rossum and signing of her book “The Green Amendment.”

Registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by a talk on HABs identifying, causes and solutions by Jacqueline Lendrum, research scientist for the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

That will be followed at 10:30 a.m. by a presentation on HAB Action Plans, remediation and prevention by Tony Eallonardo from O’Brien & Gere Engineers. Von Rossum will give her keynote address at 11:15 a.m. She will sign her book during the lunch period.

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