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Celia Haven works on Great Lakes restoration and climate change issues for NWF's Great Lakes Regional Center. She grew up in Michigan where she spent her summers swimming in Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, leading to a life-long love of the Great Lakes.
Near Sugar Island - no longer rapids. Photo/Melinda Koslow

Reclaiming Rapids for the Great Lakes

7/9/2012 // By Celia Haven

There is no one quick, easy answer for wildlife conservation. A huge part of the challenge is balancing actions that are good for humans with those that are good for wildlife. Often, these are the same (clean water, clean air, […] Read more >

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Healing Our Waters Program moves Great Lakes Restoration Forward

2/3/2012 // By Celia Haven

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) has been a critical boost to restoring the Great Lakes. It has already led to significant results – restoring wetland habitats and removing contaminated sediments, and keeping beaches open for recreation. There are organizations […] Read more >

Mississippi Freighter

From the Great Lakes to Coastal Louisiana: Climate Change Will Affect Everyone

1/30/2012 // By Celia Haven

I spent last week in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting. The Great Lakes Regional Center‘s Adaptation Program Manager Melinda Koslow and I traveled to the Big Easy to learn about climate change programs around the country […] Read more >

Shiawassee Flats Wetland Restoration - Birds

First Completed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project Means New Habitat for Wildlife, Fresh Hope for People

12/9/2011 // By Celia Haven

Last month, on a cold and windy fall afternoon in Michigan, people from across the Great Lakes region gathered for an exciting and unprecedented event: the dedication of the very first completed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project. The Shiawassee Flats […] Read more >

Canoeing in the Great Lakes

Jump-starting Restoration: Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition Announces Grants to Help Great Lakes

8/22/2011 // By Celia Haven

Growing up swimming in the clear, cool water of Lake Superior I was blissfully unaware that the Great Lakes were under attack. I had a pretty good grasp of environmental issues  in my hometown – I knew why we didn’t […] Read more >