CHAPTER MEETINGS FOR 2020-021
Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month, except during the summer when we are typically helping with stream restoration, helping people learn to fish and, of course, fishing ourselves.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and local/state distancing recommendations, our meetings will be held via video conferencing.
Join our April 21st meeting
Our April speaker is Nancy Rabalais who will be talking about the her work on the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone. Our work in the Driftless to prevent streambank erosion can help prevent the nitrogen and phosphorous that is responsible for hypoxia (low dissolved oxygen) in the the dead zone.
Nancy Rabalais is a Professor at Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Studies, and the Shell Endowed Chair in Oceanography and Wetlands. Since the mid-1980s, Rabalais has been the driving force behind identifying and characterizing the dynamics of the large hypoxic region in the Gulf of Mexico, which receives excess nutrients from the Mississippi River. She serves on numerous boards and panels for federal agencies and national organizations. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geophysical Union and received the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur ‘genius’ award (2012). She graduated with a B.S. and M.S. from Texas A&I University (1972, 1975) and a Ph.D. (1983) from the University of Texas.