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July 2018

Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup: Black Pond Wildlife Management Area

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gallagher Beach, 1111 Fuhrmann Boulevard
Buffalo, NY United States

We will be starting at the Black Pond Wildlife Refuge Area at 10 am, then driving down the road to the Lakeview Wildlife Area to cleanup at NOON. Water, snacks, gloves, and trash bags with be provided. It should be a big cleanup since the beaches were pretty non-existent last year....our record is 98.6 lbs in one cleanup! This would be a great opportunity to break that record. Come lend a hand. We will be meeting on the beach at…

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Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup: Margaret T. Burroughs Beach

July 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Margaret Burroughs, 3100 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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Join the Water Team of the Chicago Group of the Sierra Club for an afternoon at the 31st st beach. Clean up materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own gloves and trash bags. We will be gathering north of the Pier 31 Restaurant. Sign up today!

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Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup: Loyola Beach

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Loyola Beach, Chicago, Illinois, Loyola Beach
Chicago, Illinois 60626 United States
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Post 4th of July cleanup! Come meet neighbors and help to keep Lake Michigan and Loyola Beach pollution-free. Volunteers will meet beachside of the Crepes on the Beach building (end of Greenleaf Avenue). Be sure to bring gloves & a bag and dress for the weather. Sign up today!

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Western Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms: A policy update & a firsthand view from shoreline communities

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Webinar

WEBINAR: Lake Erie algae season is back, join us for a special update What’s being done to clean up the pollution causing massive harmful algal blooms each year in western Lake Erie? What does this summer’s harmful algal bloom forecast mean for western Lake Erie communities? Each year, communities around western Lake Erie deal with the impacts of a massive harmful algal bloom polluting the lake. Hear firsthand from community members impacted by this problem and receive an update on…

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August 2018

Webinar: Protect the Great Lakes This Election Season

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online – Registration Linked Below

Join the Alliance for the Great Lakes on this webinar to learn how you can help to protect the Great Lakes this election season. The Great Lakes face many threats – from invasive species, to failing water infrastructure, to harmful algal blooms. To protect the lakes, we need to defend existing clean water laws while pushing for stronger, better protections for the world’s largest source of surface freshwater. But, that can’t happen without elected officials at all levels of government…

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Alliance for the Great Lakes Stand Up Paddle Board Demo

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dos Amigos, 3800 Hoover Road
Blasdell, NY 14219 United States
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SUP Erie Adventures and the Alliance for the Great Lakes are teaming up to experience Lake Erie. Join us at SUP Erie Adventures new out post at Dos Amigos to see what stand up paddle boarding is all about and learn about plastic pollution in the Great Lakes and what you can do to address the problem. Space is limited so dont wait to RSVP! Contact Lauren Darcy at ldarcy@greatlakes.org with any questions.

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September 2018

2018 September Adopt-a-Beach

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Great Lakes beaches and shorelines are kept clean by volunteers like you. Big things happen when friends, families, and communities all around the region come together. Be a part of a movement 15,000 strong to make the Great Lakes beaches clean. Thousands of Adopt-a-Beach volunteers from all over the Great Lakes will take to their local shorelines on September 15th. You can find a cleanup near you at greatlakesadopt.org

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October 2018

Will Great Lakes Water Be Here Forever?

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baker McKenzie, 300 East Randolph Street, Suite 5000
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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$15

A conversation about The Great Lakes Water Wars with author Peter Annin and Michael Hawthorne Author Peter Annin joins moderator Michael Hawthorne, environmental reporter with the Chicago Tribune, and the Alliance for the Great Lakes on the tenth anniversary of the Great Lakes Compact. We'll discuss the water diversion controversy and celebrate the release of the second edition of Annin's book, The Great Lakes Water Wars. The first edition took us through the 2008 signing of the Great Lakes Compact, a binational…

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Making Waves: A Toolkit for Protecting the Great Lakes These Midterms

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Patagonia Chicago 48 East Walton St., Chicago, IL, 48 East Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Federal and state governments have power over the most important Great Lakes issues. And, many federal and state offices are on the ballot this November. Join Alliance for the Great Lakes President & CEO Joel Brammeier, Illinois Environmental Council Executive Director Jen Walling, and our friends at Patagonia for an evening discussion about the upcoming midterm elections and key Great Lakes issues on October 9 at Patagonia Chicago. BallotReady will be available to help you explore your ballot and research…

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Clean Lake Benefit

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Lakes Brewing Company, 2701 Carroll Ave
Cleveland, OH United States

The Great Lakes hold 20% of the earth’s surface freshwater and provide drinking water to 40 million people. Save the date for a fun evening celebrating our work to protect the lakes. This inaugural event includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds support the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ work. Tickets available online at www.GreatLakes.org/CLB2018 Please contact Carolyn Rudinsky at crudinsky@greatlakes.org or 312-445-9736 with any questions.

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