Findings from bird toxics study in Saginaw River watershed to be presented March 23

 By Jeff Kart | The Bay City Times March 08, 2010, 2:07PM

The results of a seven-year study on bird species in the Tittabawassee and Saginaw River watersheds will be presented March 23 by Matthew J. Zwiernik of the Michigan State University Wildlife Toxicology Laboratory.

The presentation is at 7 p.m. at the Green Point Environmental Learning Center in Saginaw.

The event is sponsored by the Saginaw Valley Audubon Society.

The scientific goal of the study was to assess the presence and impact of industrial contamination on ecosystem health, organizers say. Zwiernik will discuss data on survival parameters for birds in the Tittabawassee and Saginaw River floodplains as compared to other populations.

The presentation is open to the public and will last about an hour, with refreshments at the end.

For more information, call Larry at (989) 777-4787.

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