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Edith Chase Symposium

June 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - June 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

A multi-media presentation and examination of strategies to restore riveredge ecosystems and their effects on water quality and economic productivity.

The Edith Chase Symposium in 2017 will include several events on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3.  The theme in 2017 is Restoration Through Vegetation. 

The Friday evening Edith Chase Lecture will be presented in the Cene Lecture Hall of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design of Kent State University.  Our speaker is Christina Znidarsic, Senior Watershed Manager of Chagrin River Watershed Partners.  Ms. Znidarsic’s presentation is anticipated to begin at 7:00 PM.  Doors will open to the public at 6:30 PM.

Earlier Friday, a poetry reading celebrating river environments will be offered at Wick Poetry Center of Kent State University, anticipated to begin about 4:00 PM.

Saturday afternoon, a workshop on planting to restore riveredge ecosystems will be presented at the City of Kent’s Plum Creek Park, co-sponsored by Kent’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the Portage County Soil and Water Conservation District. The main presenter will be Ken Christiansen, who was the lead ecologist in the restoration of the Plum Creek Park riparian ecosystem after the removal of the dam in 2011.  The workshop is intended to begin at 1:00 PM.


June 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
June 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm


Cene Lecture Hall, College of Architecture and Environmental Design
132 S. Lincoln Street
Kent, OH 44241 United States
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