Oregon Lakes Association

....a voice for quiet waters.

2020 Oregon Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Stakeholder Meeting

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Online Virtual Meeting



Coronavirus Update! 

In view of the general disruption being caused by the changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the CyanoHABs Stakeholder Meeting from Wed 25th March to a tentative date of Wed 22nd April. This meeting will be conducted via the electronic networking platform Zoom. There will not be a physical gathering.

Adjustments to the new social distancing protocols have meant that most of us have had insufficient time to focus on the CyanoGHABs issue for the last couple of weeks.

Information will be forthcoming as we finalize the program and confirm or adjust the date.

If you have comments or suggestions, please write to theo.dreher@oregonstate.edu.

General Information

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.

AGENDA (TENTATIVE) ~  Time and date Subject to Change

PART 1: 2019 Bloom season Recap & Outlook for 2020 

  • 9:00 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 On 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: ONLINE ~ Virtual Meeting

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

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