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January 2020

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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Webinar: Results from a Regional Youth Water Education Needs Assessment

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tune in on Wednesday, February 12th for the next edition of the The Current, where we will hear from the Network’s youth water education team who will summarize the results of their recently conducted needs assessment.

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Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Congressional Briefing

February 13
Washington, D.C.

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on the actions being taken to manage increasing temperatures, flooding, and other coastal hazards impacting communities and ecosystems in the Great Lakes region.

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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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Sanctuary Lecture: NOAA Corps, A Service for Science

February 18
Alpena, MI

Lieutenant (junior grade) Hunter Brendel will speak about the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, the nation's smallest uniformed service comprised of 321 officers. NOAA Corps operates NOAA's fleet of 16 ships and nine aircraft that conduct scientific operations throughout the United States and internationally.

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Webinar: Missouri River Basin Spring Flood Outlook

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

With record water levels in 2019, and spring right around the corner, flooding is top of mind for many. Join the North Central Climate Collaborative for our upcoming webinar where we'll hear from Kevin Low, Service Coordination Hydrologist with NOAA National Weather Service, Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.

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Lakebed 2030

February 25

Lakebed 2030 is a regional initiative to map the Great Lakes at high-resolution. More specifically, it’s an effort to address the need for high-resolution bathymetry and bathymetry-derived products. The initiative is targeting 2030 as the year when the region will be on track for comprehensive Great Lakes mapping.

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