HRWC Staff on Lake Erie last summer

Come join other Great Lakes scientists, advocates, policy makers, and general enthusiasts for Great Lakes Week in Detroit, October 11-14.  For the first time, three large convenings are happening at the same time in the same city: The International Joint Commission’s Biennial Meeting, the Healing Our Water’s Seventh Annual Great Lakes Restoration Meeting, and the Great Lakes Commission’s Annual Meeting.

You can hop around to sessions of interest, drop in to hear Al Gore, or meet and network with hundreds of Great Lakes activists.  Lisa Jackson, Head of the Environmental Protection Agency, will be speaking and the topics look interesting and varied–ecological restoration, stormwater rulemaking, emerging contaminants and more.  To learn more about the agendas and topics, click here.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, Detroit Public Television will be offering coverage of most of the events.  DPT plan’s to broadcast and/or webcast:
• 25 hours of coverage of conference sessions, featuring speakers and panel discussions
• A daily half-hour recap of activity each day on October 12, 13 and 14
• Other live and on-demand programming featuring conference participants and topics.

I hope you can catch some of the sessions and excitement about the Great Lakes.