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February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Talk Title: The Magothy River: Impaired but Beloved
Presenter: Dr. Sally Hornor, Professor and Researcher, Anne Arundel Community College
Abstract: The Magothy River watershed, like so many urban/suburban watersheds, is a contrast of dense development and wooded shores. As a result, water quality and habitat of the River and its shorelines varies from good to poor, depending on land use. This talk will focus on current work on the River carried out by the Magothy River Association, including a water quality index, creek restoration, oyster restoration, yellow perch reproduction and the recent completion of a Water Trail Brochure with video links to creeks and hidden places.
About the Speaker: Sally Hornor received her BA from Goucher College and an MS and PhD in Microbiology and Ecology at the University of Connecticut. She has lived in the Magothy watershed for over 30 years, teaching Microbiology and Ecology at Anne Arundel Community College and monitoring bathing beach water quality throughout the County through Op. Clearwater. She has worked with the all-volunteer Magothy River Assn in a variety of projects, ranging from bacterial water quality to a dark false mussel population explosion to yellow perch spawning.