By Lois Wolfson
MSU Extension Senior Educator

The 2017 Great Lakes conference, “The Great Lakes: Moving Michigan Forward” is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, MI.  The one day conference, beginning at 9:00 AM incorporates ideas generated by Michigan State University’s Water Moves, a university-wide initiative fostering scientific innovation and cultural and artistic expression inspired by water.  Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Joan Rose, Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University and recent recipient of the 2016 International Stockholm Water Prize, speaking on global public health issues, and Mr. Jon Allen, Director of the Office of the Great Lakes, presenting the next steps in Michigan’s Water Strategy.  Other talks will focus on phosphorus, agriculture and Lake Erie; water monitoring using drones; rip currents and safety; green infrastructure and “arts in the wild,” and acoustic telemetry in the Great Lakes.  Registration fee is $10. The conference is co-sponsored by Michigan State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Institute of Water Research; Michigan Sea Grant Extension, and the Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  To see a complete agenda and register, visit: www.iwr.msu.edu/events/ANRWeek or call (517) 353-9222.

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