Contact: Public Affairs
PLEASANTVILLE, N. Y. — Pace University’s Environmental Center, in conjunction with N.A.T.U.R.E., the campus environmental club, and the Environmental Studies program will sponsor a lecture that will examine environmental issues facing the Long Island Sound on Wednesday, Nov. 29 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Kessel Campus Center in Pleasantville.
The Long Island Sound is a major estuary along the shores of New York and Connecticut, providing limitless options for economic and recreational opportunities. It also provides critical habitat for numerous species of wildlife, which breed, live and feed there. Despite its value as an extraordinary natural resource, it has been abused to the point that vast areas have become void of oxygen or saturated with harmful bacteria.
Terry Backer, the Long Island Soundkeeper, will discuss this unique ecosystem. Currently a State Representative for Connecticut, Mr. Backer is also a Merchant Marine officer, commercial fisherman, aquaculturist and one of the founding members for the Long Island Sound Watershed Alliance. These diverse experiences enable him to understand the issues relevant to this estuary from the scientific, political, and economic perspectives.
The environmental lecture will be held on Nov. 29 at Pace University’s Kessel Campus Center, Butcher Suite (top floor) on the Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Road (use Entrance 3), from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The lecture is free and refreshments will be served. For more information contact the Environmental Center at (914) 773-3789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.