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GLIN==> Feb. 2004 Great Lakes Meeting Invitation - Please RSVP



ARE YOU WORKING IN THE GREAT LAKES BASIN?

If so, you're invited to a Great Lakes Public Education Partners Meeting . .
.

Pick Your Basin -

Lake Michigan Basin Focused Groups - Tuesday, February 3, 2004 in Madison,
WI
Lake Superior Basin Focused Groups  - Thursday, February 5, 2004 in Ashland,
WI
Please RSVP by January 23rd, 2004

In 2004, Biodiversity Project will be working with partners throughout the
Great Lakes basin in Wisconsin to increase public awareness of four key
issues: water supply, water quality, habitat protection, and invasive/exotic
species threats. Using traditional and non-traditional media,
point-of-experience educational materials, unique signage and events -
Biodiversity Project and Wisconsin partner organizations hope to build a
better informed Great Lakes community, where citizens are more receptive to
conservation and protection of this wonderful fresh water resource. The
campaign is currently in development in conjunction with 17 regional and
national advisors.

Biodiversity Project is now seeking partners to help shape the plan and
engage the public on four Great Lakes issues.  Partner roles are flexible
and your organization need not "buy into" the entire campaign to support
just one of the issues listed in the paragraph above.  The Joyce Foundation
and the WI Coastal Management Program have generously provided enough
support to launch a pilot campaign in the Wisconsin Great Lakes basin during
the spring and summer of 2004.  The Great Lakes Public Education Initiative
campaign is being designed as a project that could be expanded to other
Great Lakes states in 2005 and beyond.

If your conservation or community group works within the Great Lakes basin
and is interested in participating in the public education campaign this
summer, please consider joining one of our half-day meetings in February in
Madison or Ashland. The meetings will lay out the project plan and allow
participants to brainstorm activities to promote biodiversity in the Lake
Michigans and Lake Superior basins. The morning meeting will conclude with a
complimentary lunch. Please contact Jeffrey Potter, Director of
Communications Programs, at Biodiversity Project for more information.
Phone: 608-250-9876 or Email: jpotter@biodiverse.org to RSVP.

Please forward this message to other interested conservation groups.


Many Thanks,

Jeffrey Potter
Director of Communications Programs
Biodiversity Project
214 N. Henry Street, Suite 201
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 250-9876
fax (608) 257-3513
Learn more and contribute at: www.biodiversityproject.org
Life. Nature. You. Make the Connection.


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