Exclusive Bill Matuszeski Lecture for AWS Members, Jan. 28

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Featured Speaker: Bill Matuszeski
"Five Myths about the Chesapeake Bay"

Date: January 28, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: AWS Office - The George Washington House
4302 Baltimore Avenue, Bladensburg, MD 20170
Cost: FREE to AWS members! Another perk of being a member of AWS.
RSVP: Meg Mackin at mmackin@anacostiaws.org or 301-699-6204

About the Speaker
Bill Matuszeski retired in 2001 after 33 years of Federal service in environmental programs, the last ten as Director of the Chesapeake Bay Program. He was the first staff member hired at the President's Council on Environmental Quality in 1970. After six years at CEQ, he moved to NOAA where he was in charge of coastal zone management programs, Deputy of the Ocean Service, and Executive Director of the National Marine Fisheries Service. Moving to EPA in 1989, he was Deputy for water programs before being tapped to head the Chesapeake Bay clean-up.

B Mat, as he is known to all, was the first graduate of the University of Wisconsin Honors Program in 1962 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he specialized in land use law. He served in the Peace Corps in South America, which he considers the great undiscovered jewel of the earth.
He was the 2001 recipient of the Lee Thomas Award, EPA's highest honor for distinguished public service. He also received the 2008 Sustained Achievement Award from the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, a consortium of national environmental science organizations. His most recent publication is Inquiry in a Culture of Consensus: Science and Management for the Chesapeake Bay, a monograph of the Maryland Sea Grant Program.

Since retirement, B Mat has been consulting on estuarine management and biofuel development in various parts of the US and Mexico. He serves on the Boards of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the Hudson River Foundation and the National Arboretum. He spends his spare time gardening, fiddling with classic cars, and landscape and cityscape painting with his wife, Mary Procter (see the Virtual Gallery at www.yellowbarnstudio.com).

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