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September
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: jennifer@huronpines.org

September 13-15, 2017
National Walking Summit
St. Paul, MN
The National Walking Summit is the premier opportunity for community advocates, nonprofit representatives, government officials, and transit, health, and planning professionals to share best practices and stories, increase the visibility of key issues, build support for the walking movement, and create momentum for the work ahead. The power of walking just go more powerful and the creation of vital and vibrant communities more feasible and closer to bridging the divides and disparities that challenge us. Join us September 13-15, 2017 at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Contact: Heidi Simon
Phone: 414-241-3805
E-mail: hsimon@americawalks.org

September 15, 2017
Interactive Webinar on Policies for Managing Stormwater
Online
In Michigan, local communities have authority to require development standards that will lower the damage resulting from heavy rains. Adoption of many protections is the choice of local government.On Sept. 15, The Adventures in Collective Water Management Network will offer a 1.5 hour interactive webinar with experts and practitioners from MSU Extension, River Network, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and OMM Engineering. If you are inspired to help prevent future damage from storms, you will not want to miss this free online meeting. Space for the webinar is limited, and advanced registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Contact: Monica Day
Phone: 517-768-2046
E-mail: daymon@anr.msu.edu

September 16, 2017
September Adopt-a-Beach
All Great Lakes Cities
Join the thousands of people caring for our Great Lakes during the Alliance’s September Adopt-a-Beach™ Event, part of the International Coastal Cleanup. The event is scheduled for September 16, but dates and times may vary. Volunteers who participate in the event not only remove debris, they also record their findings. Last year, 15,181 volunteers removed 40,211 pounds of trash from 1,388 cleanups.
Contact: Jillian Edwards
Phone: 616-850-0745
E-mail: jedwards@greatlakes.org

September 16, 2017
Nipigon Bay International Coastal Cleanup
Nipigon, ON
Parks Canada will be conducting a shoreline clean-up along the shores of Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. This international clean-up is part of Ocean Conservancy efforts and happens all over the world on the same day. The Parks Canada event will be focused on the shores of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, including Mountain Bay, with the help of the Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan and students from Lakehead University’s Outdoor Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Program. After the clean-up, volunteers will be provided lunch.
Contact: Sarah Shruiff
Phone: (705) 255-8070
E-mail: sarah.shruiff@pc.gc.ca

September 20, 2017
Binational Great Lakes Remote Sensing/ St. Louis River Estuary Tour
Duluth, MN
This tour is part of the ongoing Spotlight Series held by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) – Western Great Lakes Region to promote remote sensing technologies. This tour is part of a Great Lakes Remote Sensing workshop to display and demonstrate new remote sensing technologies for forest resource management. This tour is in collaboration with the Canadian Remote Sensing Society, the St. Louis River Alliance, and the Geospatial Information Technology Association. The St. Louis River Estuary is one of the largest freshwater systems on the Great Lakes.
Contact: Brian Huberty
Phone: 612-713-5332
E-mail: brian_huberty@fws.gov

September 21, 2017
Binational Great Lakes Forestry Remote Sensing Workshop
Cloquet, MN
This workshop is to display and demonstrate new remote sensing technologies for forest habitat resource management. This is part of the ongoing ‘Spotlight Series’ on remote sensing technologies held by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) though out the Western Great Lakes area. This workshop is in collaboration with the Canadian Remote Sensing Society, the Geospatial Information Technology Association, and the Canadian Consulate Office to promote remote sensing technologies.
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Corcoran
Phone: 651-259-5898
E-mail: jennifer.corcoran@state.mn.us

September 27, 2017
State of the Bay
Bay City, MI
This one day conference is your chance to learn about activities related to the restoration, conservation and protection of Saginaw Bay. In addition, you’ll learn about what communities around the Bay and throughout the watershed are doing to encourage public access, economic development, environmental education and watershed management.
Contact: Margarita Carey
Phone: 304-876-7924
E-mail: mcarey@conservationfund.org

September 27-29, 2017
Michigan Wetlands Association Conference 2017
Gaylord, MI
Michigan Wetlands Association’s 2017 Wetlands Conference theme is "Innovations in Wetland Protection and Management." The conference will be open to both members and non-members, and we expect participation from state, federal, and local agencies, private consulting firms, colleges and universities, conservation and environmental organizations, and other interested citizens.
Contact: Colleen Okeefe
E-mail: okeefec@michigan.gov

September 28-29, 2017
Lakehead University Climate Change Forum
Thunder Bay, ON
Lakehead University is hosting a Climate Change Forum with the support of the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy, and the Government of Ontario. A network of researchers, community workers, academics, and government agencies will converge at Lakehead University to discuss climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. Themes of discussion include the impacts of climate change on the aquatic environment, planning for more sustainable industry, how technology and modelling can improve our understanding of weather extremes, and what humanity's next steps should be. We are bringing together the conversation on climate change and hope you join us.
Contact: Dr. Sudip Rakshit
Phone: (807) 343-8415
E-mail: sudip.rakshit@lakeheadu.ca

September 28, 2017
Glass Half Full Series: Models for Sustainable Community and Neighborhood Development
Chicago, IL
Join Delta Institute as we partner with EcoDistricts for the next installment of Glass Half Full, our craft beer-fueled discussion series.Some of us want to see change in the communities we live in and a lot of us will volunteer to get the change we want to see - but when looking at development, how do we plan for these changes to best improve our neighborhoods?
Contact: Amy Yanow
Phone: 312-554-0900
E-mail: ayanow@delta-institute.org

September 30, 2017
Sturgeon Fest
Milwaukee, WI
Enjoy family fun at Sturgeon Fest- one of the biggest annual conservation events and festivals in Wisconsin. Celebrate the reintroduction of a breeding population of Sturgeon to Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River!
Contact: Natalie Dorrler
Phone: 262-375-2715
E-mail: natalie@riveredge.us


 

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