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Aquidneck Land Trust Conservation Speaker Series

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The Aquidneck Land Trust is pleased to announce its 2012 Conservation Speaker Series. The purpose of this program is to bring important conservation speakers to each of Aquidneck Island's three communities over the course of a year so as to deepen the dialogue on our Island about conservation.

On Thursday, May 17 Deb Caraco, P.E., Senior Watershed Engineer, Center for Watershed Protection, will speak about Holistic Watershed Protection: Lessons Learned from the Chesapeake at the CCRI Auditorium.

The Center for Watershed Protection ("CWP"), based in Maryland, works to protect, restore, and enhance our streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and bays. They create viable solutions and partnerships for responsible land and water management so that every community has clean water and healthy natural resources to sustain diverse life. Founded in 1992, CWP is a non-profit organization that has developed a multi-disciplinary strategy to provide technical assistance to local governments and non-profits who work to protect the nation's water resources. CWP has helped communities around the country discover the importance of approaching environmental work at the watershed level. Deb Caraco is CWP's Senior Watershed Engineer. She will provide participants with lessons learned from working in the Chesapeake, including specific examples of successful projects (land conservation, nutrient management, dealing with CSOs, etc.), that can be applied here on Aquidneck Island. This free presentation is made possible through a collaboration between the Aquidneck Land Trust and the Aquidneck Island Watershed Council.

RSVP to Courtney Huth at chuth@ailt.org or 401-849-2799 ext. 19 as space is limited. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

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