Bureau Chief Mary Ellen Geist will be filing live reports and interviews on Facebook Live from the 13th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Buffalo, New York. More than 300 Great Lakes advocates will be in Buffalo to discuss cutting edge issues in more than 25 forums on topics that include:
- The revitalization of the Buffalo River and its effect on communities and local economy;
- State of New York’s recent $2.5 billion commitment to fix the state’s water infrastructure;
- Efforts to curb toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie; and the intersection between restoration efforts, urban communities, and frontline communities that have often borne the brunt of environmental degradation.