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

The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI) will be announcing additional programing for the Great Lakes Primer and Orientation Program shortly. Below you can find the sessions that have already been held:

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.

Climate Change and Coastal Resiliency in the Great Lakes (watch a recording of this event HERE):

  • 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 (watch a recording of this event HERE):

  • The science behind freshwater HABs;
  • The Great Lakes HAB Collaborative; and
  • Federal, state, local, and nongovernmental approach to minimize impact of HABs in the region.

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.