CHICAGO (September 29, 2015) – Hundreds of Great Lakes advocates are gathering in Chicago today to kick off the 11th annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference to maintain momentum for federal efforts to clean up the largest source of surface freshwater on the planet—one that provides clean drinking water to more than 30 million people. The conference comes the same week as a U.S. House of Representative subcommittee holds a hearing on federal Great Lakes restoration efforts, which have invested more than $1.9 billion over the last six years to help restore the Lakes.
The conference, hosted by the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, runs September 29 through October 1. Follow conference proceedings, including daily coverage by Detroit Public Television, at http://conference.healthylakes.org/ and www.GreatLakesnow.org as well as on Twitter by following @HealthyLakes. More >