The second annual State of the Waters event is being held Tuesday October 18th at 6pm in the Eastern Shore Community College Great Hall. The event is free and open to the public and will include presentations from experts on our Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic waters, on such topics as aquaculture, fisheries, bay health, and more. Citizens will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists after presentations. This event is sponsored by Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper and the Eastern Shore Community College.
Panelists include the Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources for the Chesapeake Bay, Russ Baxter, the Commissioner of Virginia Marine Resource Commission, John Bull, the Executive Director of the Virginia Shellfish Growers Association, Mike Oesterling, Director of the VIMS Eastern Shore Lab, Dr. Richard Snyder, and the Senior Coastal Research Scientist from the VIMS Center for Coastal Resource Management, Pam Mason.
“This State of the Bay is bringing together some of the leading experts to discuss the waters that drive our economy and way of life. Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper is so pleased to bring these great minds out to the Shore so that our community can learn about new science, and developments in industry and government that impact our waters. We invite the whole shore to come out for what promises to be an exciting and engaging evening. We’d also like to thank the Eastern Shore Community College for hosting once again this year as part of their ongoing commitment to bring educational opportunities to everyone on the Eastern Shore.”