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Presentation by: Amanda McQuaid, Ph.D.

When: Friday, June 10, 2022 @ 10:30 AM

Where: Freedom Town Hall, 16 Elm Street, Freedom, NH

“Cyanobacteria are a growing concern worldwide as the eutrophication of freshwater has accelerated the growth of potentially toxic blooms globally. New Hampshire lakes are also vulnerable to the growth of cyanobacteria blooms, so it is important to know what they are, what they look like, and what you can do to help reduce factors that facilitate their excessive growth. In this talk, we will discuss the ecology and toxicology of cyanobacteria in NH lakes, ways to monitor and be on the look out for surface scums, and the status/occurrence of such blooms in NH.”

Dr. McQuaid is the Director of the Lakes Lay Monitoring Program and a State Specialist in Water Quality and Ecotoxicology with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. She is the former Harmful Algal and Cyanobacterial Bloom Program Coordinator at NH DES.