Environmental Stewards Join Panel on Sustainability at SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO — Local and regional organizations will gather next month at SUNY Oswego for a public roundtable on environmental sustainability issues.

The event, sponsored by the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations, will be at 7 p.m. March 11 in Room 118 of Rich Hall. The forum requires preregistration at 312-3492 or [email protected]

The following groups will have representatives at the roundtable: National Wildlife Federation Habitat Stewards, City of Oswego Tree Stewards, Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, state Department of Environmental Conservation, Oswego County Environmental Management Council, SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County and Onondaga Audubon Society.

“We’re excited to host this very diverse group of local and regional environmental organizations,” said Nancy Bellow, executive director of business and community relations. “The various speakers will discuss a range of germane environmental stewardship activities, and the forum’s focus connects strongly with President Deborah F. Stanley’s pledge to lead the greater Oswego community on sustainability issues and increase community environmental awareness.”

Thad Mantaro, assistant director of business and community relations, said those attending will have small-group opportunities to rotate among the panelists and ask questions about environmental issues of many kinds. The forum will seek consensus on problems of top concern to address at future gatherings.