Coastal Conversations: What is that green stuff in the lake? Is it harmful?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm (CT)


What are HABs (Harmful Algal Blooms)?  How are they affecting aquatic life in the lake and bayous near us?  How can I find out more about this environmental issue?

Please join us for dialogue on this topic.  This FREE series allows individuals impacted by environmental issues, scientists, and community members to share their knowledge and perspectives in a forum-like setting that will rotate to different locations each month. Coastal Conversations will happen from 6-7pm on the second Wednesday of each month.  During COVID-19 in-person audiences will be limited to 50 registered participants and follow physical-distancing and mask protocols.  Coastal Conversations will be streamed for additional participants and participants who prefer to attend virtually.

Speakers for this event include:

Dr. Brady Skaggs, from Pontchartrain Conservancy's water quality department. He will be discussing his research into harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Pontchartrain. 

Justin Gremillion, Chief Sanitarian at the Louisiana Department of Health will speak about how HABs impact the community.

*Photo Credit: Justin Henry via Flickr
Opens Sep 11, 2020 6:00pm
Age Limit
18 and up
Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.