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Environmentalist to discuss invasive species in Chesapeake Bay at York College

October 25, 2016
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A representative from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Program will discuss the impact of invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay area at 7 p.m., Nov. 14, in York College’s Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center. The talk by Jonathan McKnight, associate director of the Program, is free of charge and open to the public.

McKnight will discuss the impact invasive species such as blue catfish have had on the environment, ecology, landscape, and people in the Chesapeake Bay area, as well as how Maryland is addressing the rapid growth of these species. The Natural Heritage Program protects and manages nongame, rare, threatened, and endangered species and their habitats in Maryland. It currently tracks over 1,100 rare, threatened, or endangered plant and animal species.