Monday February 4, 6:30 p.m.: Landfills & Wastewater with the Georgia EPD

Submitted by dahlonegascience on Tue, 10/09/2018 - 21:09

Who watches over our streams and inspects construction sites, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants to meet the vision that Georgians have a right to and a responsibility for a healthy environment and the conservation of our natural resources?  Come and meet Caroline Dalis, a regulator for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Caroline is an animal lover, mountain biker, river guide and avid outdoorsman.  She will share in her adventures and the challenges she faces in her day to day responsibilities, including the inspection of landfills and construction sites throughout the state.  She will also express her roles in both compliance and enforcement activities and how the EPD can provide technical assistance to the regulated community and to the general public. 

As a bonus, you will also be treated to an overview of how wastewater is treated so that it can be discharged back into our creeks, streams, and rivers.   We hope you join us to see what you can do to help preserve and protect our most precious resource.

Caroline Dalis received her B.S. degree in Biology at the University of North Georgia in 2015. After graduation, she spent a year working at an environmental consulting firm in Dawsonville, Georgia where she was able to acquire knowledge and experience in the restoration of stream buffers, in the removal of underground storage tanks, and in Phase I and II investigations. Due to her education at UNG and her professional experience, Caroline is even more passionate about her involvement in the conservation of North Georgia’s watersheds.

NOTE:  In case of inclement weather, this talk will be postponed to February 11.