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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020

'Buffalo’s Blue Economy 101: The Business, Health, and Laws of Our Waters' - October 17

?Please join us for "Buffalo’s Blue Economy 101: The Business, Health, and Laws of Our Waters," a free virtual conference on local economic opportunities provided by sustainable water resources and the ecological approaches for reaching these goals, on Saturday, October 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Over the past decade, the Buffalo waterfront has changed from desolate, poorly managed land to a desired destination. This can be attributed in part to the ecological and biological efforts by environmental organizations to improve water quality and the surrounding habitats. As water quality improves and people are returning to the waterfront for recreation and entertainment, there has been a shift in the economy from heavy industry to tourism. These sustainable practices lead to healthy waters and improved economic opportunities for our region, contributing to an emerging blue economy in Buffalo, New York. 

The conference will further present the policies and laws that protect our waterways, and how these are enforced—or at times, difficult to enforce—and inform how citizens can effect a healthful, water-based course of action. Presentations by representatives from the New York State Assembly, Great Lakes Center, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Visit Buffalo Niagara, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and more!

Buffalo’s Blue Economy 101 is intended for educators, business owners, ecologists, stakeholders, and citizens interested in the resurgence of Buffalo’s waterways. Attendees must register on the conference website to receive a link to the conference. For more information, please contact Cecilia Pershyn, education coordinator for the Blue Economy Program at at Riverside Academy.

Submitted by: Andrea L. Lizak
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