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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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October 2021

Great Lakes Virtual Convenings 2021

October 26 - October 28

Save the date! Join the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition for a virtual conference series this fall, sponsored by the Joyce Foundation and the Great Lakes Fishery Trust.

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28th Annual River Symposium: Global Challenges, Local Concerns

October 27 - October 28

For the 2021 River Symposium, all talks will be available live online and will focus on the health of our freshwater ecosystems. This year the theme is ‘Global Challenges, Local Concerns’, and we look forward to learning about how our local freshwater ecosystems are being affected by climate change, land use change, invasive species, pollution and exploitation.

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Interagency Ecological Restoration Quality Committee (IERQC) Monthly Webinar Series

October 28

The Interagency Ecological Restoration Quality Committee (IERQC) Monthly Webinar Series will present: A Decision Analytic Approach to Collaboratively Respond to Invasive Grass Carp in Lake Erie, presented by Dr. Kelly Robinson, Michigan State University, Quantitative Fisheries Center.

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November 2021

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Avian Radar Decision Support Tool – Webinar

November 4

he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) with funding from Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, implemented the Avian Radar Project to better understand bird and bat activity throughout the Great Lakes Basin.

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Climate Change and the Great Lakes: 21st Annual Great Lakes Water Conference

November 5

The impacts of climate change on the Great Lakes, as well as recent developments in climate change law and policy, will be highlighted at the 21st Annual Great Lakes Water Conference on Friday, November 5.

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151st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society

November 6 - November 10
Baltimore, MD

The American Fisheries Society, President Elect Brian Murphy, and the Potomac and Tidewater Chapters are excited to host the 151st AFS Annual Meeting, November 6-10, 2021. The past, present, and future of fisheries science will be on display as we bring together professionals from across North America and countries throughout the world under the theme of “Investing in People, Habitat, and Science.”

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Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Conference

November 7 - November 11

The theme of the 26th Biennial Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Biennial Conference is "CERF at 50: Celebrating Our Past, Charting Our Future." The 2021 conference will be a momentous occasion in CERF’s history, as it will be our 50th anniversary meeting. 

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2021 Binational Lake St. Clair Conference

November 9

The Lake St. Clair conference, held every two years, provides a binational forum to exchange information on Lake St. Clair’s changing environment and the actions and tools needed to manage these changes.

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NALMS 41st International Symposium

November 15 - November 18
Oklahoma City, OK

The Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watersheds Association welcomes you back to Oklahoma City for the NALMS 41st International Symposium. This event is an opportunity to network with some of the most knowledgeable leaders in lake and watershed information and technology. The conference will consist of multiple panels and discussions focused on the value of water for economics, ecology, and culture.

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Green Stuff in the Water: No Day at the Beach

November 17

Join the Lake Ontario Parthership on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12 p.m. EST for a one-hour public webinar on Lake Ontario, Green Stuff in the Water: No Day at the Beach. This event is the latest in our webinar series, Let’s Talk Lake Ontario and will focus on the issue of Cladophora in the lake, why it’s a problem and what’s being done about it.

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