Healing Our Waters in Motown: Great Lakes Restoration Conference

Motown is known for great music and keeping things moving on the assembly line. This week, hundreds of people from across the country are keeping things moving in Detroit to protect a unique and precious natural resource in the region.

Lake Michigan Beach

Detroit is hosting the Healing Our Waters® – Great Lakes Coalition’s 7th annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference. Lawmakers, scientists, clean water advocates, conservationists and others are discussing the challenges, game changers and safeguards for the world’s largest fresh water system. Green returns on blue investments, pollution, environmental justice, invasive Asian carp, off shore wind and organizing for clean and affordable water are just some of the conference workshops and highlights at the conference.

Even if you can’t join us for a session, you can still join us online. Detroit Public Television is streaming the events daily. You can watch the Great Lakes Restoration Conference live and on demand at www.healthylakes.org. You can also see updates from the conference on Twitter by following the hashtag #healthylakes.

The Great Lakes won’t stay great unless we help keep them clean, free of invasive species and healthy. This is why so many people are working on healing our waters in Motown and across the nation.

Click here to find out more about how the National Wildlife Federation works to protect and restore America’s waters, including the Great Lakes.