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AU environmental talk to focus on local Genesee River Project
9/16/11

Allen Kerkeslager, an associate professor in the department of Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, will present the next Environmental Studies Seminar at Alfred University with a discussion titled "The Genesee River Wilds Project: Protecting the Environment by Addressing Recreational and Economic Needs."

The lecture will take place on Friday, Sept. 23 at 12:20 p.m. in Roon Lecture Hall (Room 247), the Science Center, on the Alfred University Campus. The program is open to the public free of charge.

Kerkeslager received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

The Genesee River Wilds Project’s mission is "To restore, protect, and enjoy the upper Genesee River by combining conservation, recreation, and business." (Listed on their organization’s site: http://www.geneseeriverwi...). The project’s Web site reads: "Groups and individuals are working hard to keep the Genesee River and the watershed that connects to it clean, preserved, and able to be enjoyed by many."

The Environmental Studies Seminar series at Alfred University is held every Friday during the fall semester when the University is in session.

Sponsored by the Division of Environmental Studies within Alfred University’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the series brings a range of speakers to the campus, including scientists, activists, and policy-makers, with the mission to better understand our environment and what we can do better to sustain our world.