TRAVERSE CITY-- Local experts, government officials and nonprofit employees will gather in Traverse City on Nov. 1 to discuss the great issues facing the Great Lakes and other freshwater bodies.
The sixth annual Freshwater Summit will give attendees a chance to exchange information about freshwater issues and research, ranging from the Great Lakes to inland lakes and freshwater streams.
“High-quality fresh water is a huge part of our economy in northwest Michigan. The clean, clear water that we have really drives our economy, our tourism, our work,” said Mark Breederland, director of the Michigan Sea Grant Extension Northwest region who is helping to organize the summit. “Having a healthy great lakes -- this is the world’s freshwater treasure and we want to good job of stewarding and protecting through time.”