Tuesday, May 21 at 5 - 5:30 pm CT/6 - 6:30 pm ET
*Registration is required
Join us on Tuesday, May 21 for a special discussion about the future of Great Lakes habitat restoration. Our Great Lakes face very serious challenges like toxic algae blooms, invasive species run amok, rapidly fluctuating water levels, and the loss of critical habitat for wildlife, but in particular birds.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is the biggest investment in this important natural resource. Through this program, federal agencies strategically fund projects that address the biggest conservation challenges. Since its creation, the GLRI has funded nearly 5,000 projects that have improved water quality and driven real and positive impacts for our region’s water, wildlife, and economy. Because of the GLRI’s prioritization of restoration of dune and beach habitat, endangered Piping Plover numbers are trending upward and are on their way to reaching their restoration goals.
Earlier this month, the EPA’s Great Lakes National Policy Office released their draft plan for how to prioritize GLRI investment through 2024, and they want to know what you think about it. This is a unique opportunity for Audubon chapters and members to advocate for the inclusion of vulnerable secretive marsh bird species, so that like Piping Plovers, we can help bring back these important birds that have been in steep decline because of wetland habitat loss and degradation.
Join Audubon Great Lakes Conservation Director and Acting Executive Director, Nat Miller and Audubon Great Lakes Policy Director, Marnie Urso for a discussion on what you need to know about Action Plan III and how you can be a voice for Great Lakes birds.