Conference Highlights from Day 1; Preview of Day 2

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson addresses reporters during Great Lakes Week press conference, October 11, 2011. PHOTO / Celia Haven

We’re wrapping up Day 1 at the 7th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Detroit and about to head down Woodward Ave. to the Detroit Institute of Art for a reception co-hosted by the Canadian Consulate General of Canada.

It’s been an exciting day. Here are a few highlights from attendees:

Every evening, we’ll provide headlines from the day’s proceedings.

You can submit your own headlines and observations at Send us your photos, tweets, blurbs, blogs and videos and we’ll take it from there. Or stop by the communications room on the second floor by the Woodward Ballroom.

If you don’t know what to cover, here’s a peak at some sessions in Day 2 that you may find interesting:

  • Michigan—the Great Lakes State—and Restoration—Bill Rustem, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s director of strategy, provides a keynote at 8:30 a.m.
  • Prioritizing Great Lakes Restoration Activities—University of Michigan Professor David Allan discusses new research on what areas most need to be targeted for restoration during 9 a.m. plenary
  • Environmental Justice and Great Lakes Investments—Maureen Taylor, state chair of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization gives luncheon keynote address at 12:20

Of course there’s a lot more. Browse the full agenda and check back throughout the week for updates, videos, photos and live feeds from the Coalition.

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