Sunday, September 30, 3:00 pm
Rain may be a welcome relief from the heat of the summer, but when that water runoffs your property it carries with it a multitude of pollutants and can contribute to flooding. Did you know that polluted runoff is one of the largest causes of pollution to our waterways? Join the experts from the Watershed Institute to learn about impacts of polluted runoff and what you and your community.
Michael Pisauro, JD., Policy Director, Watershed Institute: Prior to joining The Watershed Institiute, Mike was a practicing attorney for 19 years. For the past ten plus years, he ran his own law firm concentrating on environmental work for citizen and environmental organizations before local land use boards, DEP, and in litigation. Mike serves on the Hopewell Valley Green Team and is an appointed board member for the New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Board. Mike received his B.S. in Economics from James Madison University and a J.D. from the University of Richmond.
Steve Tuorto, PhD., Director of Science and Stewardship, Watershed Institute:
Steve has a strong background doing lab and field work, data analysis, and publishing on environmental and ecological research. He has conducted research in a variety of ecosystems, including open-ocean, estuary, riverine, groundwater and permafrost. He received his PhD from Rutgers University in 2008 from the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences. His mix of experiences in academia and the private sector include time working as senior R&D scientist at Terra Cycle. As the Science Director at the Watershed Institute, Steve’s department has been focused on studying water quality with respect to land-use, development and restoration work, particularly with regard to stormwater management.