Request for Proposals Announced for Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is issuing a request for field trips and presentations for the conference. Please share widely with your networks! We’re looking for individuals to lead dynamic, engaging, and fun field trips and presentations at our 12th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, September 20-22, 2016.

Groups or people participating in projects in economically distressed communities, including environmental justice projects as well as groups and individuals representing cultural and racial diversity are especially encouraged to apply and will receive higher priority. Preferred applications will include diverse voices, particularly speakers from under-served communities, communities of color, environmental justice groups, business groups, agricultural producers, anglers/hunters, and Tribes/First Nations. The Coalition is dedicated to using the conference platform to highlight all voices of the Great Lakes region and strives to be inclusive of the entire Great Lakes community.

Deadline for submissions: April 29, 2016

 For more information, visit the application page on the conference website: http://conference.healthylakes.org/presentation-and-field-trip-rfp/

Send applications, questions to Celia Haven at havenc@nwf.org

BACKGROUND:

The Coalition’s annual 3-day Great Lakes Restoration Conference attracts more than 350 people from across the region to discuss cutting edge Great Lakes issues. The Coalition is looking for engaging and compelling proposals for both field trips and presentations at this year’s conference.

 

  1. Field Trips: Northeast Ohio & Lake Erie

The Coalition is seeking fun, educational, inspiring and creative proposals for field trips in Northeast Ohio to highlight restoration success stories, environmental challenges, and cultural landmarks.

 

  1. Presentations on Great Lakes Restoration Issue Areas

The Coalition is seeking innovative, creative, engaging and compelling proposals for presentations in the below categories. Preferred applications in all categories will include diverse voices, particularly from underserved communities, communities of color, environmental justice groups, business groups, agricultural producers, anglers/hunters, and Tribes/First Nations. Expanded issue area descriptions are included in the full

A) National/Regional/State/Local Great Lakes Policy Issues

Examine cutting edge policy issues that impact people and the lakes. Presentation topics might include water policy, environmental justice, urban restoration, climate change, invasive species and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

B) Innovative Great Lakes Restoration Success Stories

Discuss unique and successful restoration projects that showcase innovation and creativity. This category can also include projects that delve in to the economic benefit of restoration projects.

C) Grassroots Action that makes a Difference

Share innovative and compelling stories and strategies used to help win local, state, regional or national Great Lakes victories.

D) Emerging Issues in the Great Lakes

Explore cutting edge research on existing or emerging threats to the Great Lakes—and what solutions are needed.

Deadline for submissions: April 29, 2016

Learn more at http://conference.healthylakes.org/presentation-and-field-trip-rfp/

Send submissions, questions to Celia Haven at havenc@nwf.org

 

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