A Sip of Science: Road de-icing salt impact on Twin Cities Waters. This event is being held Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m., in the Aster Cafe, at 125 SE Main Street, St. Anthony Main. This is Free and held every second Wednesday. This series bridges the gap between science and culture in a setting that bridges the gap between brain and belly. Food, beer, and learning are on the menu in a happy hour forum that offers the opportunity to talk with researchers about their current work, its implications, and its fascinations.
The Feb. 9 event addresses the nearly 350,000 tons of road salt applied for de-icing in the Twin Cities metro area every year. The salt keeps our roads safe during winter, but where does it all go when the ice melts? Civil engineering professor Heinz Stefan will talk about the effects of road salt on local water quality and the steps that could be taken to address the issue. Sponsored by the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED).
To find out more information, check out the event site here.