Village Improvement Society (AVIS) has scheduled its Annual Dinner for Tuesday,
3/11/14, 6:00 PM. Due to popular demand this event will return to the Phillips Academy
Log Cabin, 212 Highland Road, Andover.
Lyon from the Merrimack College Biology Department is the guest speaker this
year. He will speak about the impact beavers have on the many species in the neighborhood of their dams and lodges. He will discuss his longitudinal study of beavers and his hope that it will help people better understand how to manage the beaver population.
Dr. Lyon has broad research
interests in applying ecological approaches to help understand, predict and
ultimately solve real-world problems. He has active research interests in plant
community ecology, the character of ecotones between communities and across
landscapes, the impacts of human disturbance on plant community structure and
dynamics, conservation biology and environmental management. He also has an
interest in freshwater, aquatic plant communities.
The public is
invited to join AVIS for another memorable evening. Social hour is at 6:00 PM
and dinner is at 7:00 PM. The speaking program will start about 8:00 PM and is
open to the public at no cost. Dinner is buffet at $28 per person. For tickets you
can send a check to Elizabeth Poland, 22 Wolcott Ave.,
Andover, MA 01810. Please make checks
payable to AVIS. For additional information please call 978 475-6159.