Special Alert

Johnstone Lecture: Greening of Georgia: How Sustainable Growth Presents Opportunity

  • 7:00 PM
  • Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
  • 2450 S Milledge Ave 
  • Athens , GA
  • Phone: (706) 542-6138
  • Price: Free
  • Time: Starting: 07:00 PM

Mark Risse’s degrees in biological and agricultural engineering led to work with UGA Cooperative Extension and to become an expert and often a consultant in water resource and animal waste management. As the Georgia Power Professor of Water Policy at University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government since 2009, Risse provides local and state leaders with technical assistance and advice related to water resource management issues. Now this Renaissance man also serves as director of Georgia Sea Grant and UGA Marine Extension, a unit of the UGA Office of Public Service and Outreach.

Risse will relay his experience throughout Georgia and its coast, studying groundwater and sea level rise, teaching summer campers and city officials, working with farmers and fishermen, to explain how sustainable growth presents opportunity. 7:00 pm, reception following, free but reservations required 706-542-6138 or garden@uga.edu.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 S Milledge Ave