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March
January 12 - April 21, 2016
City of Waukesha Diversion Application
Waukesha, WI
The City of Waukesha, Wis., seeks an exception from the prohibition of diversions under the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact and Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement. This link provides the schedule for application review.
Contact: Peter Johnson
Phone: 312-407-0177
E-mail: pjohnson@cglslgp.org

March 2-3, 2016
2016 Areas of Concern Conference
Dearborn, MI
The U.S. EPA will be hosting the 2016 Areas of Concern Conference on March 2-3, 2016, at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, in Dearborn, Mich.
Contact: John Perrecone
Phone: 312-353-1149
E-mail: Perrecone.john@epa.gov

March 4, 2016
A Matter of Balance: Systems Approaches to Managing Great Lakes Landscapes
East Lansing, MI
A Seminar with speakers addressing this topic: A major challenge in managing agricultural and urban landscapes is in providing healthy and nutrient-rich soil for plant growth with minimal loss of nutrients to the environment.
Contact: Daniel F. Kesselring
Phone: 269-781-6268
E-mail: daniel.kesselring@miswcs.org

March 4, 2016
2016 MI SWCS Seminar

The Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society presents: A Matter of Balance: Systems Approaches to Managing Great Lakes Landscapes.
Contact: Daniel Kesselring
E-mail: daniel.kesselring@miswcs.org

March 5, 2016
Asian Carp Innovative Solutions Competition
Toronto, ON
The Asian Carp Canada Innovative Solutions Competition is a platform for university and college students to network and showcase their original ideas and solutions which could be used in the prevention, control and/or elimination of Asian carps in the Great Lakes basin. The registration and proposal submission deadline is Jan. 22, 2016.
Contact: Kristine Pinkney
Phone: 705-541-5778
E-mail: kpinkney@invasivespeciescentre.ca

March 6, 2016
Asian Carp Innovative Solutions Competition
Toronto, ON
The Asian Carp Canada Innovative Solutions Competition is a platform for university and college students to network and showcase their original ideas for designs and technologies which could be used in the prevention, control and/or elimination of Asian carps in the Great Lakes basin. Students are asked to develop and present ideas to professional and academic experts who will assess them based on various real-world criteria. The registration and proposal submission deadline is December 11, 2015.
Contact: Kristine Pinkney
Phone: 705-541-5778
E-mail: kpinkney@invasivespeciescentre.ca

March 10-13, 2016
Spring Boating Expo
Novi, MI
Featuring more than 100 exhibitors showing new 2016 and new non-current ski boats, fishing boats, pontoons, small to mid-size runabouts, personal watercraft, kayaks, inflatables and more.
Phone: 734-261-0123
E-mail: boatmichigan@mbia.org

March 10, 2016
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Outreach Event
Gibraltar, MI
An open house event for those interested in being a part of the growth of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and/or serving as a volunteer.
Contact: Jody DeMeyere
Phone: 734-692-7649
E-mail: jody_demeyere@fws.gov

March 18, 2016
Lake Erie Waterkeeper Conference
Perrysburg, OH
Contact: Sandy Bihn
Phone: 800-551-1592
E-mail: sandylakeerie@aol.com

March 19, 2016
Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Lakefront Property Owners
Harrison, MI
This workshop is designed to educate lakefront property owners on natural erosion control methods, and will discuss techniques for using natural materials and native vegetation along the shoreline to provide erosion control and habitat while maintaining aesthetic value. Please visit website for additional dates.
Contact: Julia Kirkwood
Phone: 269-312-2760

March 22, 2016
World Water Day
Worldwide
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year.

March 22-23, 2016
Informing Great Lakes Pelagic Bird Management Workshop
Ann Arbor, MI
Workshop participants will explore how pelagic bird data and information can support wildlife and natural resource management decisions in the Great Lakes. We will be bring a team of modelers and avian researchers together with wildlife and natural resources managers, NGOs and coastal stakeholders to work on these issues.
Contact: Rebecca Pearson
Phone: 734-971-9135
E-mail: bpearson@glc.org

March 22-23, 2016
GLERL Science Review Webinar
Ann Arbor, MI
All are invited to attend a webinar airing the 2016 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Research Review of the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), on March 22-23. Please refer to the GLERL’s Science Research Review website for further information.
Contact: Margaret Lansing
Phone: 734-741-2210
E-mail: Margaret.lansing@noaa.gov

March 24, 2016
Upper Great Lakes Law & Policy Symposium: Managing Water Across Boundaries
Duluth, MN
The Upper Great Lakes Law and Policy Symposium is being crafted to zero in on how relatively recent activities (i.e. the Great Lakes Compact and the Great Lakes Ballast Water Collaborative) might serve as a models for tackling other Great Lakes trans-boundary issues like climate, mining, crude oil/energy movement, and water levels.
Contact: Sharon Moen
Phone: 218-726-6195
E-mail: smoen@d.umn.edu

March 28, 2016
The Post-Fossil Fuel Powered Economy
Ann Arbor, MI
On Monday, March 28, the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources will host Jose Maria Figueres, former president of Costa Rica, to deliver the 14th Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability. Earlier in his career, President Figueres was known for bringing ecotourism to Costa Rica, but more recently his work has centered on the large-scale reduction of carbon emissions.
Contact: Alexandra M. Haddad
Phone: 734-764-3545
E-mail: ahaddad@umich.edu

March 29, 2016
2016 Michigan Watershed Summit
East Lansing, MI
The 2016 Michigan Watershed Summit is hosted by the Michigan Water Environment Association partnered with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The event will bring together as many of Michigan's watershed groups as possible, provide an opportunity for speakers to share information and updates, and give groups a chance to interact and learn from each other.
Contact: Karlyn Wickham
E-mail: karlyn@mi-wea.org

March 30 - April 2, 2016
Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention
Stevens Point, WI
This 38th annual Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention will be celebrating not only lake volunteers, but also other water and environmental citizen scientists. We are teaming up with the Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring Network and the Water Action Volunteers to celebrate our volunteers.
Contact: Eric Olson
Phone: 715-346-2192
E-mail: eric.olson@uwsp.edu


 

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