Update on Toxic Bacteria Blooms Saturday

Ryan Wallace, a Ph.D. student in Christopher Gobler’s water quality lab at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, will give a talk on harmful algal blooms and how they affect human health at a meeting of the Peconic Estuary Program’s citizens advisory committee on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be held at East Hampton Town Hall on Pantigo Road. 

The Peconic Estuary Program’s citizens advisory committee promotes public awareness of the estuary while advising the program about the goals and concerns of the citizens of the East End. 

Dr. Gobler monitors waterways under the East Hampton Town Trustees’ jurisdiction and for the Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation, a group of pondfront property owners who are working to alleviate conditions at Georgica Pond, which has been afflicted with blooms of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in each of the last several summers. 

Those planning to attend the meeting have been asked to call 631-854-0095. Sarah Schaefer can be reached at 631-852-5806 for more information