Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NOVEMBER 26TH - GLADSTONE HOTEL, QUEEN STREET - "ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ROAD SALT RUNOFF ON FRESHWATER BODIES"


Winter is coming! As GTA residents prepare for frosty weather, it’s the perfect time to consider how we use a winter staple – road salt.

Join the Toronto & Region Remedial Action Plan on November 26 for a discussion about the environmental impacts of road salt runoff on freshwater bodies, best management practices, and salt alternatives.

This is a free event and is part of the quarterly Lake Ontario Evening speaker series. Snacks are provided and drinks are available for purchase.
 
SPEAKERS:
Increasing chloride trends in Ontario surface waters
Ryan Sorichetti, PhD, Ministry of Environment, Climate and Parks
Salting the Earth: The unintended impacts and what we can do to prevent them
Tim Van Seter, Senior Manager, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Being less salty about winter
Anthony Merante, Freshwater Specialist, World Wildlife Fund

All are welcome | Doors open at 6:00 pm | Presentations will begin at 6:30 pm | Discussion to Follow


1 comment:

Friend said...

Oversalting is definitely a problem in the park. Last week's dusting of snow resulted in an inch deep layer of salt along some parts of the bike path. Not good for my shoes, the dog's paws, the surrounding plants, nor the lake.