Maryland Invasive Species Talk

Please join us on Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 PM for an Maryland Invasives species talk by Ron Klauda. Following is a bio-sketch from the speaker:

Ron Klauda currently serves as Director of the Monitoring and Non-tidal Assessment Division in Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources. The group he supervises is responsible for monitoring the water quality and ecological health of the State’s streams, rivers, and estuaries from the mountains to the sea. Ron also serves as the Co-Chairman of DNR’s Invasive Species Matrix Team, charged with recommending management actions that DNR should take to deal with the threat of aquatic and terrestrial aquatic species. He has been with DNR for 20 years. Prior to joining DNR, Ron spent seven years as a Senior Scientist with the Aquatic Ecology Section of the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab. His research focused on the effects of acid deposition and other contaminants on the eggs and larvae of striped bass, American shad, blueback herring, alewife, and yellow perch. Ron is a fisheries biologist and aquatic ecologist, with a Ph.D. in Zoology from Penn State University. A Michigan native, he now lives in Prince Frederick, MD, and has seen Calvert County ‘develop’ from only two stoplights in 1981 to almost too many to count in 2010——all because of population growth: the 800 pound gorilla sitting in the back of the classroom that few people chose to acknowledge.

We have a limited number of spaces left available for this important talk. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 or drop us a line at to register.