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Road Salt Citizen Science Workshop

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about the impacts of road salt on freshwater ecosystems like streams and lakes in our community. Attendees will learn hands-on how to join a notion-wide citizen science effort to track and reduce the negative impacts of road salts in our communities and how to encourage more sustainable application of road salt quantities moving forward. This is a family friendly event! 

Attendees who pre-register will receive their own salt watch kit and instructions to use on their own after the event. Follow the link to register: Click here to register.

Road salt is everywhere during winter months. It keeps us safe on roads and sidewalks, but excess application can also pose a threat to fish and wildlife as well as human health. It can also alter the health of an overall waterbody, like a stream or lake.

Fish and bugs that live in freshwater streams can't survive in extra salty water. And many of us depend on local streams and lakes for drinking water. Water treatment plants are not equipped to filter out the extra salt, so it can end up in your tap water and even corrode your pipes.

Learn More

https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=salt_231

Contact

Shannon Fabiani
Water & Ecology Specialist
slf226@cornell.edu
315-424-9485 x232

Location

The Creamery
28 Hannum St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152