Great Lakes Restoration: Day 1 in Detroit

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

We had a great Day 1 at the 7th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Detroit, where hundreds of Great Lakes advocates, scientists, policy makers and community leaders have gathered to help make Great Lakes restoration successful.

Here are a few highlights from attendees:

Conference participants including staff from NWF’s Great Lakes Regional Center are sharing their photos, blogs, video clips and responses to the discussions and sessions on how to protect and restore the Great Lakes–the incredible “freshwater seas” that hold one-fifth of the world’s surface freshwater.

Check back throughout the week for updates, videos, photos and live feeds from the Coalition.

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