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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June 2019

Green Infrastructure Champions Knowledge Transfer Workshop

June 20 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Gary, IN

The Green Infrastructure (GI) Champions program is excited to announce a Green Infrastructure Champions knowledge transfer workshop in Gary, Indiana, in partnership with the City of Gary. The workshop will take place on June 20th, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary.

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Webinar: Lake Ontario Inundation Mapping Tools

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar

A tutorial webinar for new Lake Ontario inundation mapping tools, created by New York Sea Grant, is planned for June 20, 2019.

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River Rally 2019

June 21 - June 24
Cleveland, Ohio

The River Rally provides an inspiring and energy-infused touchpoint for nonprofit groups from across the U.S., as well as agency and foundation representatives, industry innovators, philanthropists, academics, students, and community leaders. The event features over 70 learning opportunities, an awards ceremony, novel social events, and access to thought leaders and change agents.

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Great Lakes St. Lawrence River Basin Regional Body and Compact Council Meeting

June 27
Indianapolis, IN

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) will meet on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This meeting will be open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments. Remote participation will also be available. Additionally, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) will meet immediately following the Compact Council meeting.

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July 2019

Partnering to Mitigate Harmful Algal Blooms across the Midwest and Beyond

July 10
Webinar

It’s summer – and that means for a lot of communities harmful algal blooms (HABs), or blue green algae, are top of mind. Tune in to this month’s The Current webinar as we hear from the Network’s Mitigating HABs team as they discuss their soon to be released white paper cataloging Extension and state-based algal bloom programs and resources and outlining recommendations for HAB messaging and resources moving forward.

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2019 HABs Forecast Webinar

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory will host a free public webinar to explain NOAA’s 2019 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) for Lake Erie, including expert commentary, a discussion of the history of this issue on Lake Erie, Ohio’s response to the problem, and a Q&A session. Registration is required.

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Crude Oil Transport Webinar Series: Oil Spill Response Exercises and Planning

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar

The Crude Oil Transport webinar series is meant to provide the latest research and resources to stakeholders in the region to inform decision-making around this complex issue.

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International Joint Commission Public Meeting: Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: Lake Michigan

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Traverse City, MI

Join the International Joint Commission and the Grand Traverse region’s organizations, governments and citizens who are working to protect the region’s water resources. Learn about key successes and challenges for the community’s waters, and contribute your views about the health and vitality of Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes. 

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August 2019

International Joint Commission Public Meeting: Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: Lake Huron

August 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Collingwood, ON

Join the International Joint Commission and the Collingwood region’s organizations, governments and citizens who are working to protect the region’s water resources. Learn about key successes and challenges for the community’s waters, and contribute your views about the health and vitality of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron and the Great Lakes.

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International Joint Commission Public Meeting: Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: Lake Huron

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Goderich, ON

Join the International Joint Commission and the Goderich region’s organizations, governments and citizens who are working to protect the region’s water resources. Learn about key successes and challenges for the community’s waters, and contribute your views about the health and vitality of Lake Huron and the Great Lakes.

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