Forum will target concerns surrounding the extensive outbreak of harmful algae blooms in Seneca Lake during the last two weeks of September 2017.

Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association will host a public forum to highlight key aspects of the ecology and toxicity of blue-green algae. The forum will provide experts who review measures taken to protect public health and address concerns surrounding the extensive outbreak of harmful algae blooms in Seneca Lake during the last two weeks of September 2017.

Attendees will be able to participate in a question-and-answer session following the speaker presentations.

Harmful Algae Bloom Public Forum will take place at the Ramada Geneva Lakefront on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m.

Guest speakers at the forum include: Lisa Cleckner Ph.D., director of the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Lewis McCaffrey, Ph.D., senior scientist with the Finger Lakes Water Hub; Ed Przybylowicz, Ph.D., SLPWA HABs Monitoring Program co-coordinator; and James Hyde, research scientist with the New York State Department of Health.