Posted: November 7, 2007
Restoring the health of New England's rivers will be the focus of presentations by Laura Wildman, director of river science at American Rivers, a national conservation organization, and Kimberly Lutz, director of the Nature Conservancy's four-state Connecticut River Project on Tuesday, November 13, at 4 pm in Kendade Hall, Room 305. Dams and River Ecology in New England is the second in a new Environmental Leadership Series sponsored by the College's Center for the Environment.
Wildman and Lutz will talk about the challenge of restoring natural flows and ecological processes to the rivers of New England. Lutz oversees a large-scale conservation initiative for the Connecticut River watershed, New England's largest. Wildman focuses on river restoration through dam removal and has been involved with more than 100 dam removal projects nationwide.
This event is open to students and faculty throughout the Five Colleges.
"Leaders show us the way to realize our own purpose. They inspire excellence and achievement," said Sandra Postel, the Leslie and Sarah Miller Director of the Center for the Environment. "Through our Environmental Leadership Series, we bring to campus professionals whose work and goals place them in the role of leaders striving to create a more environmentally sustainable and just society."