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Scientist speaks to Rotary Club

Rick Ostfeld, Cary Institute scientist, spoke to the Millbrook Rotary Club on Oct. 19. Submitted by Joan Burgess

MILLBROOK — Rick Ostfeld, research scientist from the Cary Institute, spoke to the Millbrook Rotary Club at their lunch meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19, about biodiversity loss, forest fragmentation and Lyme disease risk. Club members learned that biodiversity loss is a major risk factor in promoting emerging infectious diseases like Lyme.

The Millbrook Rotary Club meets for lunch at 12:15 p.m. each Wednesday, at Copperfield’s Restaurant. Lunch guests are welcome. The cost of lunch is $15. For more information, visit www.millbrookrotary.org or the ‘Millbrook NY Rotary Club’ Facebook page.

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