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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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June 2020

Postponed: Sailing Programs Aboard NIAGARA – Exploring the Great Lakes

June 10 - June 23
Erie, PA

A Tall-Ship Summer Adventure! This program is for ages 14 to 18, beginning and ending in Erie, PA, and including a voyage to Put-In-Bay, OH. Curriculum will focus on the fundamentals of square-rig seamanship and developing the skills and personal qualities to meet the challenges of life onboard a ship.

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Meeting of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body) will meet on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. EDT via webinar conference call. This meeting will be open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments.

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Meeting of the The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Basin Resources Council

June 17 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Basin Resources Council (Compact Council) will meet on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, via webinar conference call.  The meeting will begin immediately following the adjournment of the meeting of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body, expected at approximately 2:45 p.m. EDT.  This meeting will be open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments.

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Rural Communities Rise to the Challenge of Dual Disasters

June 18
Online

Rural communities face unique challenges in preparing for flooding and addressing related infrastructure needs. . Local governments with small staffs often do not have the capacity to apply for disaster preparedness funding and can be left out of valuable federal programs. This briefing will characterize these issues in the context of COVID-19 and highlight solutions communities are implementing to meet them.

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Great Lakes Climate and Lake Levels Update and Outlook

June 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar

You are invited to join NOAA in the Great Lakes for a webinar addressing climate and water levels in the Great Lakes.  

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Canceled: Water Leaders Summit 2020

June 24 - June 25
Milwaukee, WI

The Water Council’s Water Leaders Summit is an annual water industry conference that brings together water business leaders, governmental entities, academics, entrepreneurs and futurists from around the world for curated conversations about vital current global water challenges and the future of water innovation.

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LakeBed 2030 Symposium

June 24
Webinar

This virtual symposium outlines the ambitious goal of mapping the world’s largest fresh water system, the Great Lakes, by the year 2030. The initiative is modeled after the Seabed 2030 effort and brings together a broad and diverse set of stakeholders throughout the Great Lakes.

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Ramping up and ramping down: Crude oil rail shipments and community responses 2015 to present from a Lake Champlain perspective

June 24
Online

On Wednesday, June 24, tune in for the first webinar in a summer series about crude oil transport in the Great Lakes. The webinar series is hosted by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Crude Oil Transport Network and Michigan Sea Grant.

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Introduction to Green Infrastructure

June 29
Online

Attendees will learn what green infrastructure is, how it works, and why it's good for water quality.

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July 2020

Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

July 4
Alpena, MI

Bring the whole family to this free annual community event hosted by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Enjoy live music on the main stage, kids games and crafts, taste some local whitefish, explore the shipwreck century exhibits and more!

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