Science Pub: Freshwater Mussels
August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Did you know that we have freshwater mussels living in our very own Middle Fork Willamette? These molluscs can act as filters in our water and are an important indicator of the health of a river. Come learn from our local freshwater mussel expert, Emilie Blevins of the Xerces Society, about their importance in our ecosystems!
Come at 6pm and chat with our staff and order food, presentation will start promptly at 6:30pm.
And, as usual, Hilltop Bar & Grill has generously agreed to donate 10% of all proceeds generated during our science pub back to the Council. So come hungry!
The Xerces Society is a science-based conservation organization, working with diverse partners including scientists, land managers, educators, policymakers, farmers, and citizens. By using applied research, engaging in advocacy, providing educational resources, and addressing policy implications, they endeavor to make meaningful long-term conservation a reality.
Their core programs focus on habitat conservation and restoration, species conservation, protecting pollinators, contributing to watershed health, and reducing harm to invertebrates from pesticide use.