Oregon Lakes Association

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2020 Oregon Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Stakeholder Meeting

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 402 Linus Pauling Science Center ~ Oregon State University


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


Oregon Lakes Association and Oregon State University with cooperation from Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality are sponsoring the annual Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Stakeholder Meeting on Wednesday, March 24th from 10 am to 4pm.


PART 1: 2019 Bloom season Recap & Outlook for 2020

  • 10:00 Introduction/Welcome, Theo Dreher, Oregon State University & OLA President
  • 10:10 Oregon Health Authority Program Updates, 2019 CyanoHABs review and recreational advisory status Rebecca Hillwig, OHA
  • 10:35 US Forest Service and CyanoHABs: Al Johnson
  • 11:00 Oregon DEQ HABs monitoring: 2019 review, toxin monitoring and future outlook Alison Minerovic, DEQ
  • 11:25 OHA’s new permanent drinking water rules on cyanotoxins and drinking water Gregg Baird, OHA
  • 11:50 Rochelle Labiosa, US-EPA and support for CyanoHABs; EPA Seattle office
  • 12:15 Lunch (order sandwich/wrap or bring your own)
  • 1:00 Stakeholder experiences: 2019 bloom season and outlook for 2020
    • Open participation: reports from around the state
    • What HABs research projects are active in Oregon?

PART 2: Continuing the CyanoHABs legislation discussion

  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Recap of 2019 group discussions: 3 group chairs
    • HB 3326 (Rep. Ken Helm) as a starting point for a 2021 bill
    • Relationship to 100-year Oregon Water Vision 
    • Considering the continuum of blooms & their impact from freshwater through estuaries to coastal region: Theo Dreher presenting Meredith Howard (California Central Valley Regional Water Board) slides
    • Have a 10-15 minute break at about 2:30-2:45

AUDIENCE:  This meeting is appropriate for policy makers, scientists, and natural resource managers.  Information shared and presented is generally programmatic.

LOCATION:  Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon ~  402 LPSC - Linus Pauling Science Center ~  CAMPUS MAP


LUNCH:  For lunch we offer the following options...

  1. Bring your own lunch
  2. Order a wrap or sandwich from the menu below for $10
  3. There may be some options at OSU café’s, but those are limited during spring break, so this option is risky.

Menu Options - Selected when registering.

  1. Roast Beef Sandwich:  Roast beef with roasted red pepper and marinated onion with lettuce, tomato and horseradish mayonnaise.
  2. Greek Garden and Hummus Sandwich:  Grilled zucchini and portobello mushroom with tomato, Kalamata olive and sliced cucumber with roasted red pepper hummus and romaine lettuce.
  3. Barbeque Chicken and Black Bean Wrap:  Grilled diced chicken, black beans, corn, tomato and red onion with barbeque ranch dressing and shredded cheddar jack cheese in a spinach tortilla.
  4. Southwest Crunch Wrap:  Black beans and corn tossed with romaine lettuce, dice tomato, red onion, cheddar jack cheese and salsa with ranch and crispy tortilla strips in a whole wheat tortilla

ENQUIRIES TO: Dr. Theo Dreher, Department of Microbiology, OSU.  theo.dreher@oregonstate.edu

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