By Kate Kelly, Lewis Creek Association
The Lewis Creek Association will host a free screening of Toxic Puzzle: Hunt for the Hidden Killer, a documentary about scientist Dr. Paul Cox’s team investigating linkages between toxins produced by blue-green algae and the neurodegenerative diseases ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Discussion will follow with UVM scientists Jon Erickson, Ph.D and Dr. Rachelle Gould highlighting their research on blue-green algae found in Vermont lakes.
The Lewis Creek Association is a non-profit conservation organization that does sustainability and conservation work in towns of the middle Lake Champlain Valley. LCA works primarily within the watershed boundaries of the LaPlatte River, Thorp Brook, Kimball Brook, Holmes Brook, McCabe’s Brook, and Lewis Creek to service the watershed towns of Shelburne, Charlotte, Ferrisburgh, Hinesburg, Monkton, and Starksboro.
LCA has been involved with water quality sampling for many years, providing data to the state that can inform research on the links between nutrient loading in our rivers and streams and blue-green algal blooms in our lakes. We invite you to learn more about this ongoing research.
The screening is free and refreshments will be served. Please join us Thursday, January 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte, VT. The film will begin about 6:45 p.m., and lasts 82 minutes. Discussion will follow.