Great Lakes Communications Workshops: How to Use Latest Public Opinion Research to Effectively Advocate for the Lakes


Empire Bluff Trail overlooking Sleeping Bear Dunes. Photo credit National Park Service.

Empire Bluff Trail overlooking Sleeping Bear Dunes. Photo credit National Park Service.

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition will be spending part of April and May touring the Great Lakes region hosting communications workshops. The workshops will cover our latest polling data, how to effectively communicate about Great Lakes restoration, how to use social media in this advocacy, and we’ll be sharing a tool kit with messaging tips and template materials. Learn more and RSVP here.

The workshops are free and open to the public. Join us and learn how you and your organization can help build support for federal investments to restore the lakes and better our communities. Workshop topics will cover:

  • Latest public opinion polling data from around the Great Lakes region
  • How to effectively communicate about Great Lakes restoration
  • How to answer tough questions
  • How to use social media to advance your advocacy goals
  • A tool kit with tips and template materials

We encourage you to attend the workshop near you! You will learn valuable information about communication and messaging around Great Lakes restoration and other Great Lakes issues. These workshops are free and open to the public. The full schedule of workshops is below and in the attached flyer. More information about the meetings, including specific locations and RSVP information can be found here:


April 19 – Milwaukee, Wis. – 12:45p.m. to 3:45p.m.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
School of Freshwater Sciences
600 E Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee, Wis.
Room 3080
RSVP for Milwaukee here

April 20 – Madison, Wis. – 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. 
The Madison Club
5 East Wilson Street, Madison, Wis.
RSVP for Madison here

April 25 – Toledo, Ohio – 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. 
National Museum of the Great Lakes
1701 Front Street Toledo, Ohio
RSVP for Toledo here

April 26 – Columbus, Ohio – 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Ohio History Connection
800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio
Third floor classroom
RSVP for Columbus here

April 29 – Detroit, Mich. – 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Milliken State Park
Outdoor Adventure Center
1801 Atwater St, Detroit, Mich.
RSVP for Detroit here

May 2 – Duluth, Minn. – 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Duluth Public Library
520 West Superior St. Duluth, Minn.
Gold Room
RSVP for Duluth here

May 3 – St. Paul, Minn. – 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Association of Minnesota Counties
125 Charles Ave, St Paul, Minn.
RSVP for St. Paul here

May 6 – Lansing, Mich. – 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Library of Michigan
702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Mich.
RSVP for Lansing here

May 10 – Cleveland, Ohio – 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Cleveland Public Library
Martin L. King Jr. Branch
1962 Stokes Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio
RSVP to Cleveland here

May 11 – Buffalo, N.Y. – 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
726 Exchange Street, Suite 525 Buffalo, N.Y.
RSVP to Buffalo here



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