News Release

Lakeshore Park Conservation Efforts to Be Lunch & Learn Topic

October 1, 2013

Dr. John LugthartDr. John Lugthart

Dr. John Lugthart, Professor of Biology, will deliver a program on the research and conservation efforts by Dalton State students and faculty at Dalton's Lakeshore Park at a Dalton State Lunch & Learn on October 18 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The lunch program will be in The James E. Brown Center at the north end of the Dalton State campus.

For the last several years, Dalton State students and faculty have been studying the lake and wetland on the south end of the park. “Some of the projects have focused on wildlife, such as turtles, birds, and aquatic invertebrates, living in and using these habitats,” says Dr. Lugthart, “Other projects have examined the role of the wetland in absorbing nutrients which flow in from the surrounding watershed.”

Dr. Lugthart will discuss Dalton State’s research and the City of Dalton’s plans to restore the lake based on that research to maximize the area’s potential for wildlife, education, and recreation.

Reservations should be made by October 16, and may be made online at www.alumni.daltonstate.edu/events. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Those with questions are invited to contact the Dalton State Foundation by calling 706-272-4473.

Dalton State Lunch & Learn programs are open to the public, ages 12 and older.  

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