Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Environmental Writer Tom Horton to Assess Bay's Health in Oct. 18 Talk Co-sponsored by CES

CHESTERTOWN—Tom Horton, one of the Chesapeake Bay’s foremost advocates and authorities, will present a wide-ranging talk on “lessons learned” during a special appearance in Chestertown on the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Horton’s presentation, “40 Years of the Clean Water Act Through the Lens of the Chesapeake Bay,” will take place Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown.  Sponsored by the Chester River Association and the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College, the event is free and open to the public.

Horton has covered the Bay and the environment for The Baltimore Sun and other publications since 1972, the same year that the Clean Water Act was reauthorized in what he calls “a modern, post-Earth Day” way.

Among other talking points, Horton will highlight the progress that has been made with Bay restoration as well as examine some of the disappointments. He will also issue a clarion call for a broader, more ambitious agenda for environmentalism – one that includes a deep and diverse base of support.

Horton, who has written several books about the Bay, teaches at Salisbury University and writes for the Chesapeake Bay Journal.

Please call the Chester River Association at 410-810-7556 for more information.


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