Thanks to everyone who attended this year's Great Lakes Legislative Caucus meeting in Québec City, Québec. The event attracted legislators from each of the basin's eight Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces. Special thanks, too, to members of the National Assembly of Québec for hosting the event. The caucus is planning to meet next year in New York.
The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus will hold its third in-state training session on Great Lakes policy on April 29 in Springfield, Ill. The workshop is open to all legislators and legislative staff. It will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in Room 114 of the State Capitol. The event will feature three expert speakers who will explore strategies to prevent the interbasin transfer of invasive species such as Asian carp and who will present ideas to improve wastewater and stormwater management. Attendees will also gain perspective on the environmental and economic significance of the Great Lakes to the state of Illinois.
The caucus is presenting this workshop in conjunciton with Illinois' legislative leaders and CSG Midwest's Under the Dome initiative. Previous in-state training sessions on Great Lakes policy were held in Illinois and Minnesota.
Register for the workshop here »
Great Lakes, Great Webinars series
The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus held four webinars during the first part of 2014, on topics ranging from options for closing off a potential pathway for Asian carp to enter the Great Lakes to the possible storage of nuclear waste in the region. Recordings of these webinars, along with their presentations, are available.
April 25 webinar ~ "Nuclear Waste in the Great Lakes Region, Part 2"
April 11 webinar ~ "Nuclear Waste in the Great Lakes Region, Part 1"
March 14 webinar ~ "Update on Great Lakes Legislation in Federal and State Capitols"
February 7 webinar ~ "Asian Carp, Invasive Species and the Great Lakes: Next Steps and Prevention Strategies"
Great Lakes Legislative Caucus-CSG Midwest
701 E. 22nd Street, Suite 110 - Lombard, IL 60148-5095 | Phone: 630.925.1922
Contacts: Tim Anderson ~ Lisa Janairo ~ Mike McCabe