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Kananaskis Country Speaker Series - LESLEY PETERSON - Whirling Disease
Thu, 23 March 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM MDT
Now into its 4th year, the Friends of Kananaskis Country, in partnership with the University of Calgary's Palliser Club, will be hosting our Kananaskis Country Speaker Series. This is your opportunity to hear talks from leading experts on topics related to Kananaskis.
Presenter - Lesley Peterson
Lesley Peterson is Trout Unlimited Canada's Alberta Biologist, based in Calgary. She is a member of the provincial Whirling Disease Committee which was established in late summer 2016 in response to the first detection of Whirling Disease in Canada. Whirling disease, which affects salmonid such as trout and whitefish, was confirmed in Banff in August 2016 and has since been confirmed at dozens of sites along the Bow River and in some commercial aquaculture facilities.
Lesley's presentation will include a background on whirling disease including the life cycle of the parasite that causes it, the history and distribution of the disease and how it can affect fish. She will also provide an update on the situation in Alberta and what we can all do to prevent the spread of whirling disease and other aquatic invasive species.
General Admissions – $5 Suggested Donation – No Pre-Show Ticket Sell