Director’s Notes: Great Lakes Stormwater

Director’s Notes: Great Lakes Stormwater

by Jill Ryan

This edition of the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat News is dedicated to stormwater issues in the Great Lakes Basin. This is GLAHNF’s third year of focusing on annual themes to highlight issues and tools of interest to grassroots advocates as one way of coordinating our voices for “collective success.”Our 2006 theme is Stormwater: From Runoff to Renewal.

I hope you will find this newsletter, as well as the other stormwater materials that we will make available this summer, useful in your local river, lake and wetland protection work. Because stormwater is everywhere, this theme probably touches every aspect of aquatic habitat protection in one way or another.

GLAHNF will be partnering with other groups to provide you with stormwater materials that we hope you will find useful in your local work. In addition, we will be publishing a “Stormwater” edition of our annual report of success stories to provide examples of outstanding projects focused on stormwater. We will add these materials to our website,, where you can still find our past theme materials on wetland issues and communications.

Thank you for all of the wonderful work you are doing throughout the Great Lakes Basin. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this theme and any ideas for future themes.

An empowered movement is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective success.
– Paraphrased from Stephen R. Covey, Principle-centered Leadership.

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