The Adirondack Mountain Club Presents: Adirondack Loons-Mercury Sentinels

LAKE PLACID If you like and want to protect Adirondack loons, then join Dr. Nina Schoch, as she discusses the Wildlife Conservation Societys Adirondack Loon Conservation Program. Dr. Schoch will highlight loon natural history, the impact of mercury pollution on common loons, as well as the programs work to better understand and minimize many of the threats affecting the Adirondack loon population.

This special ADK presentation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. at Adirondack Mountain Clubs (ADKs) High Peaks Information Center, located at Heart Lake in Lake Placid. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Schochs presentation is part of ADKs Saturday Evening Lecture Series, funded with support from Stewarts Shops. The Saturday Evening Lecture Series offers presentations on natural history, backcountry recreation, Adirondack history, art, and music.

Dr. Nina Schoch is a Conservation Scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, and coordinates their Adirondack Loon Conservation Program. She holds a veterinary degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, a masters degree in Natural Resources/Wildlife Management from Humboldt State University, and a bachelors degree in Biology-Behavioral Ecology from Cornell University. Dr. Schoch practiced small animal medicine in the Adirondack Park from 1991-2002, and is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

For more information about programs or about membership, contact ADK North Country office, in Lake Placid (518) 523-3441, or visit the website at www.adk.org .

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