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The Great Lakes Calendar features events from around the region that may be of interest to Great Lakes stakeholders, with a focus on professional conferences and events relevant to research, science, policy, and education. If you have an event you would like to publicize, please submit it below!

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February 2018

International Conference on Water Management Modeling (ICWMM)

February 28 - March 1
Brampton, ON

The ICWMM brings together professionals from around the world to exchange ideas on current practices and emerging technologies in water management. Emphasis is on state-of-the-art computer modeling for resolving water quantity and quality problems in stormwater, wastewater, watershed and water distribution systems.

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March 2018

2018 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day

March 6 - March 8
Madison Hotel, Washington, D.C., 1177 15th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

Save the date: The Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day events will take place March 6-8, 2017, at the Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. Events featured dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies. Meeting information will be posted later this fall at

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Managing Fish Habitat in a Changing Climate

March 8
East Lansing, MI

The Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (McNALMS) is holding a Lunch and Learn Conference Event on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, MI from 11am-2:30pm. The topic will be Managing Fish Habitat in a Changing Climate, and will feature two speakers: Kevin Wehrly from the Institute for Fisheries Research, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Peter Jacobson from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Registration includes lunch.

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6th Annual International Marine Debris Conference

March 12 - March 16
San Diego, CA

The Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) is an opportunity to energize international coordination efforts within the marine debris community. It will build upon the partnerships and successes of the Honolulu Strategy which was developed at the last conference in 2011.

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Webinar – Beneficial Use of Dredged Material: Can Soil Save Peoria Lake?

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Manufacturing custom soil blends from dredged sand in private-public partnerships has been demonstrated in St. Paul Minnesota where the MN Department of Transportation requires specified drainage and growth characteristics for roadside topsoil. The technology is transferable to other regions if the feedstock materials, manufacturers, and customers can be identified and matched in a local market. Successful soil markets can extend the life of Corps CDFs, create economic opportunity, and improve watershed hydrology and water quality with improved stormwater management.

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May 2018

Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting

May 9 - May 10
Toronto, ON

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for the public to learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. Commissioners and the U.S. and Canadian Committees of Advisors will also hold meetings at this event.

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Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame

May 9
Grand Rapids, MI

The Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame awards are sponsored by the Muskegon Environmental Research & Education Society. The award ceremony takes place May 9, 2018. Nominations may be submitted by the public.

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5th National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium

May 14 - May 17
Grand Rapids, MI

From public fishing docks to bustling industrial piers, waterfront infrastructure sustains economic and recreational activity in waterfront communities around the country. The 2018 National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium will bring together representatives from businesses, non-profits, universities, all levels of government, and more to share resources and best practices to help waterfront communities thrive.

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2018 Areas of Concern Annual Meeting

May 16 - May 17
Sheboygan, WI

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requests that you save the date for the 2018 Areas of Concern Annual meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, May 16-17, 2018 at the Blue Harbor Hotel and Conference Center, Sheboygan, WI.

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June 2018

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting and Conference

June 13 - June 15
Ajax, Ontario

The Cities Initiative's Annual Meeting and Conference brings together stakeholders (municipal, federal, state, provincial, tribal/First Nations/Metis, NGOs, private, academic) from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region to share best practices, discuss shared issues and move forward the protection and restoration of the resource.

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