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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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March 2017

Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day

March 14 - March 16
The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C., DC 20036 United States
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The Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day events took place March 14-16, 2017, at the historic Mayflower 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. View our 2017 legislative priorities, GLRI interactive map, and GLRI state fact sheets. Be sure to search for #GLCDC17 and #GreatLakesDay on social media for updates throughout the week.

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September 2017

2017 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting

September 19 - September 20
The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and Pier B Resort Duluth, MN + Google Map

The Great Lakes Commission 2017 Annual Meeting will be held Sept. 19-20, 2017, in Duluth, Minnesota. Our meetings offer an opportunity for Great Lakes stakeholders to convene with colleagues and share perspectives on important Great Lakes issues.

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October 2017

Green Infrastructure Champions Workshop

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
London, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Green Infrastructure Champions Workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn from local experts about their experiences in green infrastructure (GI) / Low Impact Development (LID) design, construction, maintenance and operation and performance monitoring. It will introduce participants to the Green Infrastructure Champions Program and provide an opportunity for “Emerging Champions” to sign up for technical assistance through the mentoring network.

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Green Infrastructure Champions Workshop

October 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Detroit, MI

SEMCOG, in partnership with the Great Lakes Commission, is hosting a SEMCOG University on Green Infrastructure planning and engineering practices. The Great Lakes Commission Green Infrastructure Champions Pilot Program is intended to catalyze the adoption of green infrastructure practices and policies across the Great Lakes region by bringing together green infrastructure leaders and helping them share their knowledge.

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Invasive Mussel Collaborative Webinar: Approaches to Watercraft Inspection & Decontamination Programs

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Please join us for a webinar hosted by the Invasive Mussel Collaborative to discuss approaches to watercraft inspections and decontamination for zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissena polymorpha and D. rostriformis bugensis, respectively). This webinar will continue an examination of watercraft inspection and decontamination programs, focusing on voluntary programs within the Great Lakes region. Click here to learn more and register Contact: Ceci Weibert Phone: 910-691-1793 E-mail:

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November 2017

13th Annual MiCorps Conference and Training

November 8 - November 9
The Kettunen Center, 14901 4H Drive
Tustin, MI 49688 United States
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The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) hosts an annual conference each fall to report on volunteer monitoring activities in the state. Training is provided at the conference for interested volunteer coordinators. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to stay up to date on monitoring methods and to meet and interact with other volunteer monitors.

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Semiannual Binational Great Lakes AIS Forum

November 9
Ann Arbor, MI

The second Binational Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species Forum will be held November 9, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Forum will bring together representatives of federal, state and provincial agencies, research facilities, environmental groups, private industry, and other key stakeholders, from the United States and Canada who are working on aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues.

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HABs Collaboratory Webinar: Current and Emerging Technology in the Great Lakes

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The HABs Collaboratory will be hosting the Current and Emerging Technology in the Great Lakes webinar. During this webinar, presenters will highlight technology that is currently being used and/or developed to measure water quality and harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes.

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Monitoring and Mapping Great Lakes Waterbirds to Support Management

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The “Mapping and Monitoring Avian Resources in the Great Lakes” project was designed to understand how birds use the shoreline and offshore areas of the Great Lakes, and how can this information be used to evaluate the potential impact of proposed offshore wind projects and other resource management issues. During this webinar, we will talk about the history of the project and share some of the results.

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