NEMWI Presents Great Lakes Primer and Orientation Program For Congressional Staff in New 117th Congress

The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI) is presenting a 2021 Great Lakes Primer and Orientation Program in a series of one-hour webinars. The Great Lakes Primer and Orientation Program endeavors to provide key policy education on the most critical issues that directly impact the health of the Great Lakes at the federal level. Registration for the June 11th session on resiliency can be found HERE.

The next sessions are as follows:

  • Climate Change and Coastal Resiliency in the Great Lakes (June 11th at noon):
    • How climate change is impacting the Great Lakes;
    • Rising water levels and their impacts on the region; and
    • Local and state efforts to build resiliency in the Great Lakes.
  • Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the Great Lakes (June 18th at noon):
    • The impact of HABs on freshwater systems;
    • Western Lake Erie’s HAB;
    • Conservation efforts reducing nutrient pollution. 

Previous sessions of the Great Lakes Primer and Orientation Program include:

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (watch a recording of this event HERE):

  • What it does and how it works;
  • How it impacts local communities; and
  • GLRI and the NGO community.

Invasive Species in the Great Lakes (watch a recording of this event HERE):

  • Past and current invading invasive species like the sea lamprey and invasive quagga and zebra mussels; and
  • New threats to the Great Lakes including invasive Asian carp.

Also planned is an ongoing schedule of Great Lakes policy briefings, with future topics including:

  • PFAS and the Great Lakes.
  • Ballast Water and the Great Lakes.

Questions may be directed to Matt McKenna at mmckenna@nemw.org

The Great Lakes Primer and Orientation Program is made possible with support from:

The Erb Family Foundation.