Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund
March 31, 2006, Spring Grant Applications Due

Applications to the Project, Technical Assistance and Grassroots Assistance Theme Grants Programs must be submitted electronically by March 31st, 2006.
For more information, please see our website, or call Emily at (231)347.1181 ext. 107.

International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)
Conference of the Parties VIII (COP8)
Curitiba, Brazil, March 20-31, 2006
 The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) is preparing for the upcoming Conference of the Parties VIII (COP8) related to the Convention on Biological Diversity to be held in Curitiba, Brazil from March 20-31, 2006. Scholarships are available for 5 or more North Americans. If you are interested in attending, please notify the North American Regional Coordinator, Fred Fortier as soon as possible.

River Rally, May 5-9, 2006,
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

River Network’s National River Rally 2006 will help grassroots groups harness the power of citizen involvement to protect rivers and build healthier communities and watersheds. The River Rally will bring together hundreds of friends of rivers, water keepers, monitors, watchdogs, stewards, guardians and others involved in watershed protection and restoration.
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13th Annual International Conference on the St. Lawrence River Ecosystem
May 16-18, 2006, Cornwall, Ontario

This year’s conference follows up on the theme of source water protection, defined as plans and actions taken to secure the integrity of streams, rivers, lakes and underground aquifers used to supply private wells and public drinking water.
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2006 Annual Ontario Nature General Meeting and Conference:
Greenways & Waterways, June 2-4, 2006

Join us in Kitchener for exciting field trips, informative programs and innovative ideas. Ontario Nature _ Federation of Ontario Naturalists and our hosts the Kitchener – Waterloo Field Naturalists invite you to our 75th Annual General Meeting and Conference. More information is available at
For more information, please contact Jennifer

Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week
June 3-11, 2006, Michigan

Governor Jennifer Granholm has proclaimed June 3-11, 2006, as Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week in Michigan to encourage people to find ways to prevent the spread and introduction of aquatic invasive species in our waters. Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week is an opportunity to learn about aquatic invasive species,their impacts on Michigan waters,as well as what you can do to prevent their introduction and spread in your local area and throughout the state.
Visit for more information.

Wetlands 2006 Symposium
August 28-31, 2006, Traverse City, Michigan

The Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc., Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, sponsors and cooperating parties invite you to participate in Wetlands 2006, an international symposium providing a forum for presentations and discussion on the scientific, legal and management tools relevant to sustaining and restoring wetlands and watershed functions.
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Restore America’s Estuaries’ Conference,
December 9-13, 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana

The 3rd National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration will bring timely national attention to the challenges and opportunities to comprehensive coastal ecosystem restoration throughout the U.S. Through field sessions, participants will see first-hand how the city, the parishes and coastal Louisiana are being rebuilt and restored.
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