July 8, 2010
Toxicology students to participate in USDA initiative along Mississippi River Basin
The Toxicology Department at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service initiative to improve water quality in the Mississippi River Basin.
The Toxicology Department will work closely with Mike Adcock and Donna Remides of the Northeast Delta Resource Conservation and Development Area and Michael Schooler of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Office of Soil and Water Conservation in these efforts.
“This is an excellent opportunity to participate in a program that gives Louisiana a chance to make significant improvements in water quality in our region,” said Baer, professor and toxicology department head. “In addition, our students will gain invaluable experience that will make them well-prepared for careers in local and state environmental agencies.”
The overall program of the USDA is an $80 million, 12-state initiative to improve water quality in the Mississippi River Basin, according to Baer. The project will begin in the next few months.
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