10th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference

 

10th Anniversary Great Lakes Restoration Conference

hosted by the

Healing Our Waters®- Great Lakes Coalition

September 9-11, 2014

The DeVos Convention Center

Grand Rapids, MI

Deadline for submissions: April 18, 2014

Call for Presentations and Field Trips at the 10th Anniversary Great Lakes Restoration Conference

WANTED: Individuals to lead dynamic, engaging and fun field trips and presentations at the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition’s 10th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 9-11, 2014.

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is issuing a request for field trips and presentations for the conference. Please share widely with your networks!

Deadline for submissions: April 18, 2014

For more information, see the Request for Proposals and Applications for submission.

The RFP and Applications are also available here.

Send applications, questions to Celia Haven at havenc@nwf.org

BACKGROUND:
The Coalition’s annual 3-day Great Lakes Restoration Conference attracts more than 500 people from across the region to discuss cutting edge Great Lakes issues.

The Coalition is looking for engaging and compelling proposals for both field trips and presentations at this year’s conference.

1. Field Trips: Experiencing the Great Lakes Watershed from the Heart of the Basin

The Coalition is seeking fun, educational, inspiring and creative proposals for field trips in the greater Grand Rapids area to highlight restoration success stories, environmental challenges, and cultural landmarks. Download the field trip application here.

2. Presentations on Great Lakes Restoration Issue Areas

The Coalition is seeking innovative, creative, engaging and compelling proposals for presentations in the below categories. Expanded issue area descriptions are included in the full Request for Proposals.

A) Regional/National Great Lakes Policy Issues
Examine cutting edge policy issues that impact people and the lakes. Presentation topics might include environmental justice, urban restoration, aging infrastructure, climate change, invasive species and the Great Lakes Restoration Intiative.

B) A Decade of Delivering for the Great Lakes – Chronicling Restoration Projects that Produce Results
Discuss restoration success stories funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative or other state, federal or private funding sources. This category can also include projects that delve in to the economic benefit of restoration projects.

C) Grassroots Action that makes a Difference
Share innovative and compelling stories and strategies used to help win local, state, regional or national conservation victories.

D) Science and the State of the Great Lakes
Explore cutting edge research on existing or emerging threats to the Great Lakes—and what solutions are needed.

Download the presentation application here.

Deadline for submissions: April 18, 2014

Send submissions, questions to Celia Haven at havenc@nwf.org