Had enough of beach closings?
There are a few simple things you can do in your own yard to reduce the threat of toxic algae.
Learn what they are and ask questions.
This Saturday, August 4th at Children’s Beach
from 9:30-10:30 am
Two experts will advise us on how we can make a difference,
Lake Ecologist, A.J. Reyes and
Ecological Landscape Architect, David Seiter
A.J. Reyes spent much time as a teenager fishing and boating in our very own Putnam Valley. He has a passion for lakes that he pursued through a bachelor’s degree in Ecology at SUNY Plattsburgh, and then a master’s degree in Lake Management from SUNY Oneonta. A.J. has worked on lakes all over the US — Montana, Alaska, Nevada– with the United States Geologic Survey. Most recently, he worked on North Carolina lakes and reservoirs. A.J. has managed difficult invasive species, including quagga mussels in the Hoover Dam, invasive lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, and hydrilla in North Carolina. This year, AJ came back to the lakes of his childhood and began working for Northeast Aquatic Research.
A.J. has a holistic view of lake management and a belief in sustainability as the key to a balance between preservation and human enjoyment.
David Seiter is the design director and founding principal of Future Green Studio, where he oversees a staff of twenty-five creative, hardworking, and talented individuals. With keen attention to sustainability, David is continually exploring how to integrate landscape into the built environment in innovative and environmentally-responsible ways. David’s portfolio includes award-winning private and public-use projects. He has lectured widely about sustainability in landscape architecture. David holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Art History from Vassar College.
David is our neighbor here on Roaring Brook Lake, where he is a hands-on gardener, patiently working his own yard, enjoying the process, and allowing the garden to reveal itself.