Nuisance algae growth is one of the most common problems reported by pond and lake owners in Pennsylvania. Of greatest concern are algae blooms that are caused by microscopic blue-green algae which are capable of producing toxins. These toxins can sicken animals and humans that contact the water and may cause the death of fish or other aquatic life. This webinar will discuss a recent project completed by Penn State Extension to survey the occurrence of harmful algae blooms in inland ponds and lakes and provide outreach to pond and lake owners.
About the Presenter:
Bryan Swistock is a Water Resources Extension Associate in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State University. He received a bachelor's degree in Environmental Health from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in Environmental Pollution Control from Penn State University. For the past 29 years he has conducted research, teaching and extension programs on water resources issues throughout Pennsylvania.
Created by Jill Heemstra