Septic Detectives: Tracing Septic System Wastewaters in Calvert County Neighborhoods

March 27, 2018 7:00pm to 8:00pm iCal Google Calendar

Presented by Dr. Michael Gonsior
While there is widespread evidence supporting our understanding of how traditional septic systems transmit nitrogen to groundwater, very little of this work has occurred in Maryland and how much of nitrogen is released by septic systems to the stream network and ultimately to the Chesapeake Bay remains a challenging question to answer. Dr. Gonsior will discuss methods for source tracking of pollutants arising from septic systems using innovative modern analytical approaches.

Where: CBL’s Bernie Fowler Lab, 142 Williams Street, Solomons, MD 20688. View a campus map.
Cost: Free. No pre-registration necessary. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who: Members of the general public. No scientific background needed; everyone is welcome!
Why: Learn something new and interesting while celebrating science on scenic Solomons Island

This seminar is presented as a part of the Chesapeake Biological Laboraotyr's Science for Citizens Seminar Series.  These public seminars invite the community to discover how our scientists are developing new approaches to solving the environmental challenges facing Southern Maryland, our nation, and the world. View the complete Spring 2018 Science for Citizens Seminar schedule.