Ratzlaff Offers Environmental Expertise at KWU

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The Smoky Hills Audubon Society continues its lecture series at Kansas Wesleyan University with a presentation by Joan Ratzlaff. Ratzlaff, who has 24 years of environmental research, regulation, and service, will present, “Environmental Regulations Protecting Kansas Land, Air, and Water.”

Ratzlaff completed her degrees at Oklahoma State University: a Bachelor of Science in General Biology with a soil emphasis and a Minor in Russian, and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science, focusing on land use and water quality. She is currently a Kansas pesticide compliance investigator, but also has worked in several other areas in Kansas, including air and water quality protection, county zoning and floodplain administration, environmental sanitarian, turfgrass research technician, certified pesticide applicator, and a veterinary and aquatic toxicology lab technician. Ratzlaff also owned and operated “Bluebird Hill,” a small organic truck farm.

Ratzlaff’s presentation will be on Thursday, January 16, in room 203 of the Hauptli Student Activities Center. A social will begin at 7 p.m., followed by Ratzlaff’s presentation. For more information, contact Marge Streckfus at 785.825.7889.