Speaker Series – Tom Marks “Threats to the Great Lakes” Wednesday, October 8, 2014 7PM

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Lake Erie Seaway Trail Visitor Center

tom marks speaker

This is a presentation regarding some of the greatest threats and changes to our Great Lakes from invasive species like the Asian Carp, non point pollution, to the industrialization of our Great Lakes for energy

Tom Marks is a ‘student’ of the Sea Grant Great Lakes Leadership Institute, a program to develop the next generation of leaders to raise public awareness regarding invasive species threats to the Great Lakes. He is the New York Director for the Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council, a bi-national organization representing stakeholders before federal, state and local governments; Environment and Pollution Committee Chairman and Director for the Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs; a NYS representative on the Lake Erie Percid Management Advisory Group (LEPMAG) a bi-national group of biologists, government fishery managers and stakeholders tasked with developing the new methods to estimate populations of walleye and yellow perch (percids) and develop sustainable commercial and sport fishing harvest rules for Lake Erie; founder and Exec. Dir. of Great Lakes Wind Truth a bi-national organization raising public awareness regarding the development of wind energy in the Great Lakes; a licensed USCG Captain, owner and operator of GR8 Lakes Fishing Adventures, LLC. and a recipient of the distinguished Stanley Spisiak Conservationist of the Year Memorial Award.

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Speaker Series – Tim Shaw Wednesday, September 4th. 7PM

Tim Shaw


Haunted Buffalo and Beyond will be the topic when the Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center hosts Tim Shaw, paranormal investigator, on September 24 at 7 p.m. This one-hour presentation takes place in the center’s conference room at 4968 Lakeshore Rd., Hamburg, NY. 
In addition to being a paranormal investigator, Rev. Shaw is an ordained minister, psychic medium and spiritualist. He hosts the acclaimed internet radio show, Black Cat Lounge. He has contributed to, co-authored and written numerous articles and books on a variety of topics including his book “The Ghosts of Buffalo; Spirits, Murder and Mayhem in the Nickel City”. In his work, “Please Talk With Me, The True Story of the C2D1 Haunting”, Rev. Shaw researched and wrote about one of the most interesting hauntings in Western New York – that of a Geneseo college student targeted by a spirit.

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