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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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January 2020

The Stewardship Network Conference

January 17 - January 18
East Lansing, MI

The Stewardship Network Conference will be held January 17-18, 2020, in East Lansing, Michigan. Sessions include topics such as prescribed fire, climate change mitigation and resilience, invasive species controls, community engagement, and essential skill development.

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Thunder Bay International Film Festival

January 22 - January 26
Alpena, MI

For the eighth year, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is bringing the world of cinema to northeast Michigan! From January 22nd through 26th, residents and travelers to Alpena will be treated to some of the most impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world.

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Rouge Stonefly Search

January 25
Plymouth, MI

Join a team to search sites on the Rouge River for sensitive aquatic insects.

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Great Lakes Stormwater Collaborative Webinar: Permeable Pavement Performance

January 28

The Great Lakes Stormwater Collaborative is pleased to welcome Nic Buer of the U.S. Geological Survey to discuss the findings of research on the performance of permeable pavement.

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No-Spills 2020 Annual Conference

January 29 - January 31
Traverse City, MI

The No-Spills Conference is a premier environmental and emergency response event focused on preventing hazardous material spills into the Great Lakes and its tributaries. The conference encourages and facilitates interaction between agencies, industry professionals, subject matter experts and the public.

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February 2020

2020 Ludington Regional Fisheries Workshop

February 1
Scottville, MI

The 2020 Ludington Regional Fishery Workshop will include presentations from biologists, educators, and fishery managers with Michigan DNR, NOAA/GLERL, MSU and Michigan Sea Grant. Topics will include salmon and trout diets, the impact of quagga mussels on Lake Michigan, and water level expectations for 2020 in addition to updates on stocking levels and other fishery management issues.

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Great Plains and Midwest Harmful Algal Bloom Workshop

February 4 - February 5
Overland Park, KS

U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development, Region 7 and the University of Kansas Edwards Campus are co-hosting a workshop exploring issues and solutions surrounding harmful algal blooms in waterbodies within the Midwest and Great Plains. The workshop will include participation from states, tribes and other agencies within U.S. EPA Regions 5, 7 and 8.

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25th Annual Wetland Science Conference

February 18 - February 20
Elkhart Lake, WI

Wisconsin Wetland Association’s 25th annual Wetland Science Conference will be held February 18-20, 2020, at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI. 

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March 2020

St. Louis River Summit

March 3 - March 4
Duluth, MN

The St. Louis River Summit actively fosters communication, networking and problem-solving on issues affecting the environmental health of the estuary and related community well-being.

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The Great Lakes: Tackling Challenges Today and Beyond

March 3
East Lansing, MI

This annual conference will address some of the major benefits that the Great Lakes provide as well as challenges that they continually face. Topics include legislative developments with ballast water and invasive species; fish diseases and their impacts on the Great Lakes; reclaiming Detroit's industrial waterfront; forecasting harmful algal blooms (HABs); a sneak preview of a new PBS production on HABs, and other Great Lakes topics.

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