Harmful Algal Bloom Workshop May 18

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) will be hosting a virtual half-day Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

Registration is free at the following link: http://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_kiqaYy-9ShiO-7GAtQ7Q7g

The workshop will include an opportunity to engage colleagues and experts with presenters from local, state and federal agencies on the best practices for monitoring and responding to blooms. A preliminary agenda is included below. Please feel free to contact ERG, the contractor handling the logistics of the webinar, at meetings@erg.com with questions or for more information.


1. State Agency Presentations
MA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
MA Department of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Environmental Health
2. Topic: Risk Communication
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
3. Topic: Building Local Partnerships for HAB Work
City of Worcester
Barnstable County
4. Technical Platform Presentations
Hood College Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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