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May 1, 2017
Spring Treasure Hunt with TNC-Michigan
Erie Township, Michigan
Join The Nature Conservancy for this year’s Spring Treasure Hunt at Erie Marsh, located just an hour south of Detroit. You’ll explore this unique preserve in two separate groups: "Birding at the Border" or "Extreme Makeover: Nature Edition!" - pick your own adventure and sign up today to reserve your spot! Register by email or by phone no later than May 1.
Contact: Mary Louks
Phone: 517-316-2260
E-mail: mlouks@TNC.org

May 4, 2017
Webinar: Manual control of non-native Phragmites
Are you controlling small patches of Phragmites in ecologically sensitive sites or in other areas where the use of herbicides is not an option? With the assistance of volunteers, students, and many partners, Lynn Short has been pioneering and testing a “spading method” for manually controlling Phragmites at a small scale - learn about this method and Lynn’s research to test its effectiveness in different site conditions.
Contact: Elaine Ferrier
Phone: 734-971-9135
E-mail: eferrier@glc.org

May 5-7, 2017
Sources of Knowledge Forum
Tobermory, ON
The ninth annual Sources of Knowledge Forum is titled “Accounting for the Past, Envisioning the Future.” Speakers, field trips and workshop leaders will use the First Nations Seven Generations Perspective to explore the history of the Bruce Peninsula and consider its future. The Forum happens May 5th to 7th at the Tobermory Community Centre.
Contact: Graham Draper
Phone: 647-295-2313
E-mail: gdraper456@gmail.com

May 7, 2017
Huron River Insect ID Day
Ann Arbor, MI
Join a group of volunteers and help find out what kinds of bugs are in the Huron River! At ID day we separate bugs into groups that look-alike and then an expert will help you identify them. Once bugs are identified you can record the data and compare the results to previous years.
Contact: Jason Frenzel
Phone: 734-769-5123
E-mail: jfrenzel@hrwc.org

May 8-11, 2017
River Rally
Grand Rapids, MI
River Rally, hosted annually by River Network, is a national conference that focuses on education, inspiration and celebration with the river and water community. River Rally 2017 will take place May 8-11 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Phone: 303.736.2724

May 10, 2017
Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame
Grand Rapids, MI
The Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame will induct its class of 2017 on the evening of May 10 at the Loosmore Auditorium of GVSU in Grand Rapids, MI.
Contact: Ron Brown
Phone: 616-455-6236
E-mail: rnbrown227@gmail.com

May 10, 2017
Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame
Grand Rapids, MI
The Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held May 10 in Grand Rapids, MI in the Loosemore Auditorium on the Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University.
Contact: Ron Brown
Phone: 616-455-6236
E-mail: rnbrown227@gmail.com

May 10-31, 2017
U.S. Brig NIAGARA College History Program
Erie, PA
College level history program on the historic sailing ship U.S. Brig NIAGARA, visiting the maritime museums and monuments of Lake Erie. Space limited. Enquire for details.
Contact: Joseph Lengieza
Phone: 814-452-2744 ext 214
E-mail: marineops@flagshipniagara.org

May 13, 2017
Huron River Bioreserve Training
Ann Arbor, MI
Attend a half day training session to become prepared to help out the Huron River Watershed Council's Bioreserve Natural Areas Assessment program! Volunteers must attend the training.
Contact: Kris Olsson
Phone: 734-769-5123
E-mail: kolsson@hrwc.org

May 15-19, 2017
IAGLR Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research
Detroit, MI
Researchers from around the world will gather in Detroit for IAGLR's 60th annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. A great program is in store with four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on the theme From Cities to Farms: Shaping Great Lakes Ecosystems.
Contact: Christine Manninen
Phone: 734-475-6917
E-mail: christine@iaglr.org

May 31 - June 2, 2017
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference
Detroit, MI
The first ever Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference will draw up to 1,000 professionals from Canada and the U.S. This is the first conference to focus on using green infrastructure across the landscape with a primary goal to benefit the Great Lakes.
Contact: Alana Berthold
Phone: 517-284-6854
E-mail: bertholda@michigan.gov

May 31 - June 1, 2017
Assessing River Ecosystem Challenges in a Changing Environment
Cornwall, Ontario
A focus this year will be identifying and assessing challenges relating to fish health, contaminants and population changes in the light of a changing ecosystem. Topics are expected to explore issues relating to climate change and invasive species impacts, contaminant sources and uptake, fish consumption concerns and other problems affecting our ecosystem.
Contact: Christina Collard
Phone: 613-936-6620
E-mail: ccollard@riverinstitute.ca


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