Great Lakes Calendar

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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April 2018

Webinar: Understanding the Climate’s Impact on Soil

April 23
Webinar

Join the North Central Climate Collaborative (NC3)'s upcoming webinar featuring South Dakota State University Extension Soil Field Specialist Anthony Bly. Bly will discuss the climate's impact on soil properties and what this means for producers, educators, and advisors.

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May 2018

Spring Treasure Hunt at Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve

May 5
Coloma, MI

Take a tour of the Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve with The Nature Conservancy! The Nature Conservancy will share the unique history of the preserve, the habitats and species that live here and how they’re working to restore and protect Michigan’s forests and dunes. The tour also includes an introduction to geocaching! This event is free and family friendly. Spots are limited. RSVP required by May 1.

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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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Conservation Cafe: Science is Beautiful

May 11
Grand Rapids, MI

Take a virtual tour of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park with Chris May, Restoration Ecologist, as he tells the story of some of our most special places and the techniques used to restore and protect them.

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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 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Conference

May 16 - May 17
Sheboygan, WI

The 2018 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Conference is convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The conference provides an opportunity for attendees to discuss the program's work and accomplishments, to connect with a wide variety of partners, and to continue making progress.

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Conservation Cafe: Science is Beautiful

May 18
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Take a virtual tour with The Nature Conservancy in Michigan and Chris May, Restoration Ecologist, as he tells the story of some of our most special places and the techniques used to restore and protect them.

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Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting

May 22 - May 23
Toledo, OH Toledo, OH United States

Please join us for the 2018 Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting! This event is the perfect occasion for regional stakeholders to discuss important issues related to dredging and dredged material management. Participants will also have the chance to go on a field trip to sites of interest.

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June 2018

2018 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting and Conference

June 13 - June 15
Ajax, Ontario

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence 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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