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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September 2017

September Adopt-a-Beach

September 16

Join the thousands of people caring for our Great Lakes during the Alliance’s September Adopt-a-Beach™ Event, part of the International Coastal Cleanup. The event is scheduled for September 16, but dates and times may vary. Volunteers who participate in the event not only remove debris, they also record their findings. Last year, 15,181 volunteers removed 40,211 pounds of trash from 1,388 cleanups.

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2017 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting

September 19 - September 20
The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and Pier B Resort Duluth, MN + Google Map

The Great Lakes Commission 2017 Annual Meeting will be held Sept. 19-20, 2017, in Duluth, Minnesota. Our meetings offer an opportunity for Great Lakes stakeholders to convene with colleagues and share perspectives on important Great Lakes issues.

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Binational Great Lakes Remote Sensing – St. Louis River Estuary Tour

September 20
Duluth, MN

This tour is part of the ongoing Spotlight Series held by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) – Western Great Lakes Region to promote remote sensing technologies. This tour is part of a Great Lakes Remote Sensing workshop to display and demonstrate new remote sensing technologies for forest resource management. This tour is in collaboration with the Canadian Remote Sensing Society, the St. Louis River Alliance, and the Geospatial Information Technology Association. The St. Louis River Estuary…

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Binational Great Lakes Forestry Remote Sensing Workshop

September 21
Cloquet, MN

This workshop is to display and demonstrate new remote sensing technologies for forest habitat resource management. This is part of the ongoing ‘Spotlight Series’ on remote sensing technologies held by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) though out the Western Great Lakes area. This workshop is in collaboration with the Canadian Remote Sensing Society, the Geospatial Information Technology Association, and the Canadian Consulate Office to promote remote sensing technologies. Click here to learn more Contact: Dr. Jennifer…

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State of the Bay

September 27
Bay City, MI MI + Google Map

This one day conference is your chance to learn about activities related to the restoration, conservation and protection of Saginaw Bay. In addition, you’ll learn about what communities around the Bay and throughout the watershed are doing to encourage public access, economic development, environmental education and watershed management.

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Michigan Wetlands Association Conference 2017

September 27 - September 29
Gaylord, MI MI + Google Map

Michigan Wetlands Association’s 2017 Wetlands Conference theme is "Innovations in Wetland Protection and Management." The conference will be open to both members and non-members, and we expect participation from state, federal, and local agencies, private consulting firms, colleges and universities, conservation and environmental organizations, and other interested citizens.

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Lakehead University Climate Change Forum

September 28 - September 29
Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University is hosting a Climate Change Forum with the support of the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy, and the Government of Ontario. A network of researchers, community workers, academics, and government agencies will converge at Lakehead University to discuss climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. Themes of discussion include the impacts of climate change on the aquatic environment, planning for more sustainable industry, how technology and modelling can improve our understanding of weather extremes, and what…

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Sturgeon Fest

September 30
Lakeshore State Park Milwaukee, WI + Google Map

Enjoy family fun at Sturgeon Fest- one of the biggest annual conservation events and festivals in Wisconsin. Celebrate the reintroduction of a breeding population of Sturgeon to Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River!

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October 2017

Green Infrastructure Champions Workshop

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
London, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Green Infrastructure Champions Workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn from local experts about their experiences in green infrastructure (GI) / Low Impact Development (LID) design, construction, maintenance and operation and performance monitoring. It will introduce participants to the Green Infrastructure Champions Program and provide an opportunity for “Emerging Champions” to sign up for technical assistance through the mentoring network.

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Great Lakes Observing System Annual Meeting

October 11 - October 12
Ann Arbor, MI

Members of the Great Lakes data sharing community gather at this annual meeting. Learn more about data-powered activity happening near you, and what's coming up in the future.

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