Hackensack River Symposium 2006 Slated for April 21

Teaneck, NJ (April 14, 2006) — The theme of the 2006 Hackensack River Symposium is preserving and protecting environmentally sensitive land within the Hackensack River watershed and the Meadowlands region.

Presentations on the environmental aspects of rivers, wetlands, groundwater and the broader environmental issues of global warming, flooding, beach erosion and hurricanes will be given starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 21, in Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, on the Hackensack side of FDU’s Metropolitan Campus.

There is an intermission from 12:30-1:30 p.m., and the program resumes until the final presentation at 4:45 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the Symposium and hear presentations from the Meadowlands Conservation Trust, the Hackensack River Keeper, New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, Columbia University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Hunter Research, Clifton Health Department, Clifton Environmental Protective Commission, Passaic River Coalition and the Bergen County Department of Health Services.

The symposium is sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson’s School of Natural Sciences.

“The Hackensack River, flowing through a densely populated area, can provide an excellent recreational resource and natural habitat,” said Dr. Irwin Isquith, director of the school. “Environmental aspects of the impact of the human population on the Hackensack River and Meadowlands will be presented as well as options for maintaining human activity in harmony with a natural system.”

For a complete list of presenters and their topics, call 201 692 2391.

Dickinson Hall

Gretchen Johnson

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