The Chapter would again like to thank Russ Cohen for his wonderful talk on cold water habitats and their importance. We’d also like to thank him for the donation of a signed copy of his book Wild plants I have Known. . . and Eaten. Copies of his presentation can be downloaded by clicking here. For those members who missed the meeting or are interested in hearing more of Russ he will be speaking nearby very soon in Salisbury on Monday November 14 at 7:00 PM.
Water – When is Enough Not Enough?. Featured Speaker: Russ Cohen, Division of Ecological Restoration, MA Dept. of Fish and Game (http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/der/index.htm) Massachusetts is blessed with relatively abundant precipitation (an average of 45 inches/year) leading many residents to the erroneous belief that there’s plenty of “surplus” water available for human consumption at any time and for any purpose. Russ’s presentation explains why our water resources can at times be insufficient to support our aquatic ecosystem, how human activities both historically and today adversely affected our river and stream systems, and what potential solutions are available to mitigate these impacts.
The talk is sponsored by the Sea Spray Garden Club and will take place at the East Parish United Methodist Church, 8 Lafayette Road in Salisbury. The talk is open to all interested people.