Christine Manninen; Communications / GLIN Director, Great Lakes Commission, Ann Arbor, MI.; "State of the Great Lakes 2011: Successes and Continued Challenges"

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the largest federal investment ever to protect and restore the environmental integrity of the Great Lakes, is in its second year and a renewed sense of cooperation and optimism is being felt in the Great Lakes community. This presentation will describe the GLRI's progress and the continued challenges facing the Great Lakes, including threats from Asian carp, nonpoint source pollution, habitat loss, climate variability and shoreline development. The history and work of the Great Lakes Commission will be highlighted as well as new ways to integrate and interpret Great Lakes data to better understand our changing lakes.

Christine Manninen is a Michigan Technological University Biological Sciences alumna will be inducted to the Presidential Council of Alumnae (PCA) Friday Sept. 16 2011

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