Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Latest Council of Great Lakes Governors Newsletter

Mar 15: The Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG) announced that the March 2011 edition of its newsletter, THE COMPASS, is now available. Highlights in this issue include: A Message from Council Co-Chair Illinois Governor Pat Quinn; Council Welcomes New Leadership; Great Lakes Companies Seek Sales During CGLG's South Africa Trade Mission; Administration Names Naftzger to Ocean Panel; President Signs Asian Carp Bill; Quinn to Lead Compact Council; Charest Takes Reins of Regional Body.
    Access the latest newsletter and link to past issues (click here). Access the CGLG website for additional information (click here).

Request For Great Lakes Presentations & Workshops

Mar 15: The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition (HOW) has issued a "Request for Presentations" from interested applicants who would like to lead a workshop discussion at HOW's 7th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference being held in Detroit, MI October 12-14, 2011. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2011. Applications are being sought in five issue areas: National Great Lakes Policy Issues – Beyond the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; Economics of Restoration Funding – Making the Healthy Lakes, Healthy Economy Connection; Restoration Success – Chronicling Restoration Projects that Deliver Results; Grassroots Action that Makes a Difference; and Science and the State of the Great Lakes.
    Also, any person or organization with an interest in Great Lakes restoration is invited to submit an application to conduct a workshop at the conference. Workshop applications must adhere to the instructions outlined in the application form. The event is expected to attract close to 700 activists, government representatives, industry leaders, tribal members, environmental consultants, sportsmen, and academic institutions.
    Access a release from HOW (click here). Access details on submitting a presentation (click here). Access details on requesting a workshop (click here).