March 2, 2021 Meeting, Newtown
UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances the speaker will not be available tonight. We apologize for any inconvenience. The LZA will still hold the regular meeting in person, at the Newtown Community Center, 8 Simpson St, Newtown, CT 06470.
The next regular meeting of the LZA will be held live, in person, at the Newtown Community Center, 8 Simpson St, Newtown, CT 06470, on this Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 7:00pm.
The LZA works closely with Northeast Aquatic Research, LLC to survey the lake and make lake treatment decisions. The guest speaker from Northeast Aquatic Research will be presenting information specific to Lake Zoar and will be available to answer questions from the public.
Social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be enforced. If you attend, please wear a face covering and maintain 6 feet of social distancing to other seated guests who are not your household members.
Guest Speaker: George Knoecklein, Limnologist & Certified Lake Manager, of Northeast Aquatic Research, LLC
Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Limnology), University of Connecticut
M.S. Natural Resources, Michigan State University
B.S. Biology, Southern Connecticut State University
Dr. George Knoecklein received his Ph.D. in Limnology in 1997. Dr. Knoecklein’s academic lineage is just one generation from Dr. Robert Wetzel, who is considered one of the world’s greatest lake scientists and is the primary author of the most widely referenced textbook of limnology. Since 1997, George has been the owner and principal lake scientist for Northeast Aquatic Research, LLC. Though prior to starting his own company, George worked as a lake consultant in Connecticut since 1985, focusing on methods to overcome internal phosphorus loading and taste and odor issues in CT reservoirs. Combined, George has over 40 years of experience studying lake systems in both Michigan and the New England region. George is a Certified Lake Manager and board member for the New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society. He is a past President of the Connecticut Federation of Lakes, and is an expert in rare and endangered aquatic plant identification, as well as phytoplankton and zooplankton enumeration. George has authored hundreds of lake management reports and has been the primary data analyst on numerous federal, state, and municipal lake diagnostic/feasibility studies in New England.