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E-M:/ Lee Botts in Ann Arbor April 9

Enviro-Mich message from Mike Garfield <michaelg@ecocenter.org>

Great Lakes advocate Lee Botts will keynote the annual membership meeting of the Ecology Center on Sunday, April 9, 2006, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the Michigan Union, at 530 S. State St., on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

Recognized around the world for her work to restore and protect the Great Lakes, Lee Botts has been active in conservation and environmental policy since the 1960s as a citizen advocate and government official. She founded the citizen organization Lake Michigan Federation in 1970, was appointed by former President Jimmy Carter to chair the Great Lakes Basin Commission in 1978, served as director of and consultant to the City of Chicago’s Department of the Environment, and has been a leader in the conservation of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In 2002, the 1400-member national Clean Water Network named her as one of the 30 persons who had made the most difference under the pioneering federal 1972 Clean Water Act.

The Ecology Center annual meeting also includes program updates, environmental awards, and election of the Center's Board of Directors. At the end of the meeting, Botts will sign copies of her new book, Evolution of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The meeting is open to the general public, and admission is free. For more information, please call (734) 761-3186 ext. 110.
Mike Garfield
Ecology Center
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3186 ext. 104

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