Water Walker Film Festival
May 20, 2006, 5 pm, Laacke and Joys Store, Milwaukee, WI

Exciting collection of amateur and professional films from around the world. All proceeds to benefit Friends of Milwaukee’s Rivers.
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Wisconsin Wild Rivers 40th Anniversary Celebration
May 20, 2006, 11am – 3pm,Wild Rivers Interpretive Center in Florence, WI

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Chronicling Wisconsin Wetlands: Discovering Inspiration, Refuge and Renewal, May 25, 7-9pm, Madison Central Library, Madison, WI
Workshop will include a presentation, nature journaling and book signing by author Laurie Lawlor. Free and open to the public, for more information:Wisconsin Wetlands Association, (608) 250-9971/


Great Lakes United 24th Annual Meeting
June 9-11, 2006, Madonna University, Detroit, MI

“Time to Review”Your opportunity to learn, participate, comment and be heard on the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement review.

2006 Annual Ontario Nature General Meeting and Conference:
Greenways & Waterways, June 2-4, 2006, Kitchener, ONT

Join us in Kitchener for exciting field trips, informative programs and innovative ideas. Ontario Nature (Formally the Federation of Ontario Naturalists) and our hosts the Kitchener- Waterloo Field Naturalists invite you to our 75th Annual General Meeting and Conference. The conference website will be updated throughout the year. Registration will begin in the spring of 2006.We can’t wait to see you there!
For more information, please contact Jennifer

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

Celebrate the Dog! Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve
11th Annual Meeting
June 24 and 25, 2006, 2pm at Mike and Mary’s on the River

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“Is the Coast Clear?” Changing Course: Choosing a Sustainable Direction for Lake Huron, July 21, 2006, 9:30-4pm, Oakwood Resort & Conference Centre, Grand Bend, ONT
This 4th Conference on Lake Huron‚s Coastal Environment is designed for cottagers, farmers, municipal staff, Councilors, public agencies, industry, environmental NGO’s and anyone else interested in the future of Lake Huron’s environment.
For more information, please, or call (519)523-4478 or e-mail:


Northwoods Wetlands and Poetry Trip August 1-4, 2006
Join Mary Linton and Todd Davis for four days of camping, hiking, wetland discovery and poetry writing in Northern Wisconsin (exact location to be determined). No experience necessary; $300 registration fee.
For more details call Wisconsin Wetlands Association, (608) 250-9971.

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

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. The symposium will include presentations, posters and discussion on activities in the Great Lakes area as well as projects describing lessons learned from other parts of the United States and Canada.
For more information please visit:


Adopt-a-beach Fall Clean-up
September 16, 2006, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,Wisconsin

A project of the Alliance for the Great Lakes (formerly the Lake Michigan Federation).
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Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund
Fall Grant Cycle Deadline, September 30, 2006

Project and Technical Assistance Grants are available to grassroots groups working to protect aquatic habitat in the Great Lakes Basin.
For more information on GLAHNF grant programs, please visit


2006 GLAHNF Grassroots Symposium, October 20 and 21, 2006, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
We’ll be offering organizational development workshops, focus group discussions for each Great Lake, as well as various Stormwater Tools for grassroots advocates. More information including lists of speakers, specific topics and registration forms will be available early this summer.
Stay tuned to GLAHNews and We hope to see you in October!

Leading From Within
Oct. 19-22, 2006 & Feb. 21-24, 2007,
Maumee Bay Conference Center in Oregon, OH

The Institute for Conservation Leadership is pleased to announce the next session of its LEADING FROM WITHIN program. This five-month professional development opportunity includes two 3-day workshops as well as coaching support. Leading From Within is for executive directors, board members, and lead staff of environmental and conservation organizations.
Please contact Peter Lane at 301-270-2900 ext. 5 or visit our website for more information and an application:

3rd Annual Grassroots Symposium

October 20 & 21, 2006
This year’s event will take place on the beautiful campus of Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Our theme: From Runoff to Renewal

This year’s Grassroots Symposium workshops may include: Organizational sessions: Fundraising, communications, board training, messaging, media work, and more! Issue Sessions: Lake specific networking,wetlands, stormwater, mining,low-impact development and more! As always, networking and grassroots sharing will be a prominent part of the weekend.



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