On May 2, Great Lakes advocates gathered at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio for the 5th Annual Grassroots Symposium, which was held in conjunction with River Network’s National River Rally. It was an inspirational and educational experience for everyone that attended. Participants were updated on legislation concerning the Great Lakes.
The 5th Annual Grassroots Symposium also marked the launch of Freshwater Future’s Advocate Mentor Program. The Symposium provided an opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet face-to-face and begin the mentoring process. They were able to learn about each other’s projects and start strategizing how best to accomplish their goals.
The day concluded with the presentation of the Grassroots Citizen Advocate of the Year Awards, which went to April Fideli of Residents for Responsible Government and Janet May of Pesticide Free Ontario.