NEWPORT, R.I. – U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), will present the keynote lecture during an interactive workshop on “Strengthening the Aquidneck Island Ecosystem” being held Friday, Nov. 12 at Salve Regina University.
The workshop, presented by the Aquidneck Island Watershed Council, is free and open to the public. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Salve Regina’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, located in the Young Building, corner of Bellevue and Ruggles avenues.
Whitehouse will present a national perspective on the issue at 9 a.m.
Jameson Chace, assistant professor of biology and biomedical science at Salve Regina, will talk about next steps for corrective action. He will be joined by Loyola Marymount University professor Eric Strauss.
The workshop will also include background presentations, Aquidneck Island watershed testing results, identification and prioritization of innovative strategies for the region, and open discussions.