Ten years ago, scientists dedicated to protecting the most significant fresh water resource on Earth – our Great Lakes in Michigan – came together to start Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition (HOW). The Great Lakes Restoration Conference, celebrating a decade of HOW’s work, just wrapped up a few days ago in Grand Rapids, MI.
You can check out video clips from the conference and others about the Great Lakes at Great Lakes Now’s website here: http://www.greatlakesnow.org/glw2014/
Each year HOW has brought together a diverse group of 400-plus people from throughout the region to attend the conference. The goal: to provide a forum to discuss and learn about the importance of Great Lakes Restoration issues, allow supporters and activists to network, and develop strategies to advance federal, regional, and local restoration efforts.
This year the group also celebrated some of their more noteworthy victories, including successfully securing over $1.6 billion in federal funding to date in an effort to:
- Restore habitat for fish and wildlife;
- Clean up toxic pollution;
- Control invasive species;
- And, replace and repair aging sewage infrastructure.
You can learn more about Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition and the conference at their website: http://conference.healthylakes.org/
If you have water, environmental or wetland related issues, contact Paul Bohn or Jim Fausone at (248) 380-0000. You can visit our website at www.fb-firm.com.