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PEEC Talk: Protecting New Mexico's Aquatic Resources

on August 15, 2016 - 9:01am

Dr. Rossana Sallenave presents a talk on research behind water quality in New Mexico at talk at 7 p.m., Aug. 30 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC  

PEEC News:

Dr. Rossana Sallenave will present a talk about important water quality issues and what can be done to preserve New Mexico's aquatic resources at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Dr. Sallenave will discuss the effects of water quality on aquatic ecosystems, including their biota. She also will reveal ways to address and remediate non-point source pollution through both structural and non-structural measures, which will help preserve waterbodies for future generations.

Dr. Sallenave works at New Mexico State University as the Extension Aquatic Ecology Specialist. Since graduating from the University of Guelph in Canada with a Ph.D., she has devoted her life to educating the public about aquatic conservation, ecology and ecotoxicology.

This presentation is free to the public, and no prior registration is required.

For more information about this and other Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) programs, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit