CEC monthly lunch meeting, Mon Oct 22- SPECIAL LOCATION
A $10 deli lunch will be available with quantities guaranteed for those who register by eob Friday Oct 19.
Program: Coming Soon To A Watershed Near You!
For the past twenty plus years, the five states that make up the Chesapeake Bay Watershed have been under the direction of the United States Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the levels of nutrients, Nitrogen and Phosphorous, from entering the Chesapeake Bay Estuary. In the last five years, the pressure from the EPA to meet the reductions specified by the Clean Water Act has been steadily increasing and the scope of their involvement expanding. The EPA is looking to implement the same program in other watersheds. This presentation will give some background on how this program came about and how to best work with the EPA once they arrive in your back yard.
Michael McCaskey has spent 20 years working with farms, agricultural operations, food processing plants and waste water treatment plants to assist them in achieving environmentally clean air and water operations. Living in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and in Lancaster County, PA which is a major source of pollution to the Bay has provided him with experience in waterway remediation from its very beginnings. Today, he works with major Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and with public utilities in achieving sustainable operations.
Mr. McCaskey has participated over the years in many different state and local governmental organizations including
- The Lancaster County Manure Council
- The Lancaster County Conservation District Advisory Council
- The Pennsylvania Governor’s Agricultural Advisory Council
- The Pennsylvania Nutrient Trading Program Citizens Advisory Council
He currently sits on:
- The Lancaster County Storm Water Advisory Board
- The Lancaster County Planning Commission Citizen Advisory Council