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April 2020

Great Lakes Climate and Lake Levels Update and Outlook

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

It is not yet spring and already the five Great Lakes are currently near or exceeding record levels due to an abundance of precipitation, highlighted by rainfall and snow melt. Impacts and challenges to those in and around the basin will be discussed in this webinar.

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Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu Webinar

April 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Annex 9: Climate Change Impacts Binational Subcommittee under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement invites you to attend a webinar on the Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu taking place April 17 at 11:30 AM (EST).

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Adopt-a-Beach Spring Kick-Off

April 25
Multiple Locations

As spring finally begins to appear around the Great Lakes, volunteers are heading out to beaches for a spring cleaning. The Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-a-Beach program mobilizes thousands of volunteers who give back to their local beaches each year.

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Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference

April 28 - April 30
Novi, MI

The 2020 Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference, a first-of-its-kind regional conference hosted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), will identify the water infrastructure challenges faced by the Great Lakes region and discuss solutions to those challenges.

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May 2020

IJC Webinar on Great Lakes High Water Levels

May 8

A webinar hosted by the International Joint Commission (IJC) on high water levels in the Great Lakes will take place on Friday, May 8 at 12:00pm (EDT) in English and at 9:30am (EDT) in French.

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‘Is the Coast Clear?’ Lake Huron Conference

May 12 - May 13
Grand Bend, ON

The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation Board of Directors and staff are pleased to invite you to attend the 11th biennial ‘Is the Coast Clear?’ Lake Huron conference being held May 12-13, 2020 at the Oakwood Resort in Grand Bend, Ontario.

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Potential Biological Control Agents Matched for Invasive Hydrilla Biotypes in the U.S.

May 12

Biological control agents introduced into the U.S. for control of invasive hydrilla have been partially effective and new agents are needed, especially those adapted to cooler climates/environments. Since 2014, extensive surveys of hydrilla have been conducted in Asia, particularly China and the Republic of Korea, where U.S. introductions were thought to have originated. Samples were genetically characterized to identify matches with invasive U.S. introductions; separate dioecious and monoecious introductions last century and the more recent detection in the Connecticut River.…

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Canceled: 2020 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Conference

May 13 - May 15
Québec City, QC

Each year, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Conference invites panelists and speakers to talk on a central theme concerning municipalities and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

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Canceled: MATE Regional ROV Competition

May 16
Alpena, MI

Get ready for the coolest competition of the year:  area students from local teams flying hand-built, remote controlled robots through a challenging series of precision maneuvers - all in under 15 minutes - underwater. The public is welcome to observe the MATE Regional ROV competition, an annual underwater robotics competition for students.

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Canceled: 2020 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting

May 19 - May 21

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting has been canceled. Please cancel your travel plans for Kenosha, and save the date for our 2020 Annual Meeting, to be held September 15-17 in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

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