Featured Speaker & Reception

The Story our streams tell

A Creek Week conversation with Dave Penrose

Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m.
James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem Visitors Center, 900 Old Salem Road.

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 Water is essential not only to us but also to all kinds of aquatic organisms. What value could these creatures be to the ecosystem? Streams have a story to tell, with both challenges and opportunities. Join Dr. Dave Penrose, a leading NC stream ecologist, who will discuss how you can help to make sure the story has a happy ending. The presentation will include time to ask questions. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is appreciated.  Please call 1-800-441-5305.

Read more about his presentation at http://www.oldsalem.org/events/event/creek_week_keynote/

Please stay after the lecture for a reception and exhibition by Forsyth Creek Week participating organizations and allied groups. 

 Sponsored by Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Yadkin Riverkeeper.


About Dave Penrose

Dave Penrose is the principal of Penrose Environmental, a consulting firm that specializes in assessing water quality and stream restoration projects using biological tools, specifically bottom-dwelling insects. Prior to this Dave worked as a regulatory biologist for 27+ years for the NC Division of Water Resources and during this time ‘worked’ in most major stream and river systems in North Carolina.  He became familiar with natural faunas from reference sites statewide and how the various forms of water pollution affected these faunas. As a faculty researcher at NCSU he focused primarily on the restoration of streams and the use of biological indicators of success. Dave continues to conduct research on restored streams, continues to work with students and remains active in national policy and technical review committees.