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Beyond BOW -Tour of the Center for Mollusk Conservation (Snails, Franklin County


General Information

Categories: Educational / Workshops / Seminars   
Other  
Dates: 02/23/2019  
Hours: 9:45 am -12pm
Location: 3761 Georgetown Road, Frankfort, KY 40601
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3761 Georgetown Road, Frankfort, KY 40601

Registration Requried? Yes
Cost: $5.00
Web Address: http://app.fw.ky.gov/eventregistration/startpage.aspx?REGID=90

Contact Information

Name:
Olivia Dangler
Phone:
270-245-7612
Email:
olivia.dangler@ky.gov

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Description

We will be touring the Center for Mollusk Conservation that was founded in 2002 by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Its mission is to restore and recover rare and imperiled freshwater mollusks in Kentucky. Their staff has years of experience in many fields related to fish culture, aquaculture, malacology, shellfish, and bivalve culture, algae culture, aquatic ecology, limnology, freshwater ecology, conservation biology, fish and shellfish husbandry, endangered species conservation, population ecology, ichthyology, and many other areas. The Center has worked with over 70 species of freshwater mussels, 75 species of fishes, 12 species of snails, and dozens of algae species. Their primary focus is the conservation, restoration, culture, and propagation of freshwater mussels. Please meet in the parking lot at the Center at 9:45 am. The tour starts at 10 am and will last 1.5 hours.