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Science Series Lecture

Nuisance and Harmful Algae in the Shenandoah River Watershed


When Green
is Not Good        

What: Lecture presentation with Q&A

When: Tuesday, March 14, 7-8pm

Where: Wayne Theatre, 521 W Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980

Cost: Pay what you will

Speakers: Tara L. Wyrick, Regional Water Monitoring and Assessments Manager, Valley Regional office, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Morgan Steffen, PhD., Associate Professor, James Madison University, Department of Biology


Our speakers will discuss differences and identification clues between “nuisance” algae and “harmful” algae that occur in rivers of the Shenandoah River watershed.  DEQ will review the last six years of nuisance algae monitoring efforts. Dr. Steffen will explore how harmful algal blooms (HABs) are hazardous to humans, pets, and livestock. Both speakers will also discuss how to report suspected algal blooms to authorities for further investigation.


To bring you this event, the Wayne Theatre, the Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Center for Coldwaters Restoration are working in conjunction with:

Friends of the Middle River

Friends of the Shenandoah River


This event will also be live-streamed on the Wayne Theatre's FaceBook Page and recorded.

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