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Lead pollution topic of April 25 event at arboretum

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources scientist Paul Radomski will speak about lead pollution from fishing tackle and hunting ammunition at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.

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Paul Radomski serves as Minnesota's lead scientific expert on lakeshore habitat management issues. He will talk about the challenges and opportunities for replacing lead fishing tackle and lead hunting ammunition with non-toxic alternatives. Graphic Mn DNR

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources scientist Paul Radomski will speak about lead pollution from fishing tackle and hunting ammunition at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.

Radomski serves as Minnesota's lead scientific expert on lakeshore habitat management issues. He will talk about the challenges and opportunities for replacing lead fishing tackle and lead hunting ammunition with non-toxic alternatives. He will discuss problems associated with lead fishing tackle, reveal the negative consequences of lead fishing tackle on Minnesota's loon population and share opportunities to preserve the human role as conservationists and how to make the transition to alternatives that do not poison children and wildlife.

The program is sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Jennifer Lust at Naturegirljl@hotmail.com or Northland Arboretum at arboretum@brainerd.net .

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