June May 31 - June 2, 2017 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference Detroit, MI The first ever Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference will draw up to 1,000 professionals from Canada and the U.S. This is the first conference to focus on using green infrastructure across the landscape with a primary goal to benefit the Great Lakes. Contact: Alana Berthold Phone: 517-284-6854 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
May 31 - June 1, 2017 Assessing River Ecosystem Challenges in a Changing Environment Cornwall, Ontario A focus this year will be identifying and assessing challenges relating to fish health, contaminants and population changes in the light of a changing ecosystem. Topics are expected to explore issues relating to climate change and invasive species impacts, contaminant sources and uptake, fish consumption concerns and other problems affecting our ecosystem. Contact: Christina Collard Phone: 613-936-6620 E-mail:email@example.com
June 1-30, 2017 Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Awarenesss Month Northwest Indiana June 2017 is Coastal Awareness Month in the State of Indiana!
The Lake Michigan Coastal Program and partners are working together to develop a wide variety of events to celebrate the diversity and beauty of the Lake Michigan Coastal Region. Events highlight natural, cultural and historic resources in the Coastal Region of Indiana—Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties. The goal is to increase public awareness of these coastal resources and engage people in fun and educational activities that take them places they may have never been before.
Contact: Dorreen Carey Phone: 219-250-5402 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
June 6-12, 2017 UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruises Duluth, MN to Milwaukee, WI New to planning shipboard field work? Wondering how to request research vessel time, or specific pieces of equipment? Need samples or data to initiate a research project? If so, take part in the 2017 UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruise funded by the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research. To be considered, applications must be received by April 21st, 2017. Contact: Doug Ricketts E-mail:email@example.com
June 9 - September 15, 2017 Frog-Bit Challenge Alpena, MI Huron Pines and the Northeast Michigan Cooperative Weed Management Area are hosting the second year of the Frog-Bit Challenge. We will be hosting volunteer events and helping people identify and pull invasive frog-bit from the Thunder Bay River Watershed throughout the summer, with the goal of pulling 20,000 lbs! We can provide maps and pulling supplies as well as labor assistance for interested volunteers. Anyone in Michigan who wants to pull frog-bit can record what they pull on our website and we'll recognize their efforts at a celebration event and online. Contact: Jennifer Muladore Phone: 989-448-2293 x31 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
June 10, 2017 Saint Marys River Celebration Sault Ste. Marie, MI Join us as we celebrate the Little Rapids Restoration Project - enjoy free rides on the Sugar Island Ferry, a fish boil luncheon, walking tour of the bridge and other fun events. Registration is appreciated but not required for the fish boil and open walking tour. Contact: Elliot Nelson Phone: 906-635-2845 E-mail:email@example.com
June 19-23, 2017 Sustainable Forestry Teacher Workshop Grayling, MI Michigan is rich with an extensive and diverse forest resource. Forest products and services are essential to human survival and healthy lifestyles. How do forests develop and change? How are we managing this valuable resource today? The Michigan Forest Association, in partnership with Michigan State University Extension, is hosting a five-day retreat-style workshop that provides teachers and other educators with field-based education on the benefits of sustainable forest management. Contact: Bill Botti Phone: 517-663-3423 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
June 21, 2017 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body and Compact Council Meetings Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body) will meet on June 21. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments. Meeting participation will also be open via conference call. The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) will meet immediately following the Regional Body meeting. Phone: 312-407-0177 E-mail:email@example.com
June 24, 2017 Grand River Water Festival Grand Rapids, MI The festival is a free-of-charge, day long Music driven Environmental Festival featuring Traditional Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Blues and World Beat music, performed by Michigan musicians. Contact: Wendy Ogilvie Phone: 616-776-7605 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org