Interested citizens are invited to attend West Michigan's Role to Improve the Great Lakes: A Dialogue on Successes and New Ideas for Moving Forward, which will be held Tuesday, February 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m at the Grand Valley State University-Annis Water Resources Center at 740 W. Shoreline Drive in Muskegon. The event is free. Registration, exhibits, and light refreshments are available beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Representatives from West Michigan area organizations will highlight environmental restoration successes, and present new ideas for West Michigan projects. Congressman Peter Hoekstra will be in attendance to provide remarks on federal programs and the importance of local leadership in West Michigan for improving the Great Lakes.
Coordination of the event is provided on behalf of Great Lakes United, an international coalition of community, state, provincial, tribal and regional organizations across eight states and two provinces in Canada, headquartered in Buffalo, that promotes the positive long-term changes needed to protect the Great Lakes.
Sponsors of the event include Alcoa Howmet Castings, GVSU-AWRI, Mona Lake Watershed Council, Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, Muskegon Lake Public Advisory Council, White Lake Association, Timberland RC & D Area Council, the City of Muskegon Heights, White Lake Public Advisory Council, White River Watershed Partnership, and the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, please call 231-981-0016.