IPPSR – Health State Of Great Lakes

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LANSING – The Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) invites you to join a discussion on the health status of the Great Lakes and to hear about current research addressing major threats to this vast freshwater resource. The March 28th forum is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Lansing’s Anderson House Office Building, 124 N. Capitol Avenue and N. Ottawa Street. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds regional efforts to protect and preserve both the environmental and economic health of the Great Lakes. Threats to continued funding have sparked major concern for the health of the Great Lakes, the largest freshwater resource in the world. Toxic and nutrient pollution, invasive species and habitat degradation threaten our water quality, fishing industry, and recreation along the shoreline. Ongoing research tells us much about the future of the Great Lakes and their connection to human and economic health. The March 28 forum will feature research related to major concerns for the Great Lakes and look at recommendations for continued restoration efforts.
Panelists include:
Anthony Kendall – Assistant Professor, Landscape Hydrology, MSU College of Natural Science
Ron Kinnunen – Senior District Extension Educator, MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Rick Hobrla, Program Manager for Areas of Concern and Great Lakes Coordination, Office of Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
More about the panelists and further IPPSR activity is here: http://www.ippsr.msu.edu
Please plan to attend. A light lunch will be provided at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Register here.