Great Lakes Now Connect: Wild Places

Mount Baldy - Photo from The Nature Conservancy's website.

Mt. Baldy is the largest and least disturbed of only a handful of balds remaining in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Photo from nature.org.

From the world’s largest collection of freshwater islands and sand dunes to unique habitat types such as granitic bald mountains and fens (a type of wetland), the Great Lakes contain some of the best “wild places” on Earth.

Detroit Public Television and The Nature Conservancy present Great Lakes Now Connect: Wild Places on Tuesday, August 5th from 1pm -2pm ET.

Where are these wild places? What makes them “wild”? And what are we doing to protect these sometimes fragile habitats? Join us as an audience member for an intriguing program providing an overview of what makes the Great Lakes such a “wild place.”

Hosted by award-winning journalist Christy McDonald, and moderated by The Nature Conservancy’s Dr. Patrick Doran, director of conservation for Michigan.

Algae BloomStay tuned after the panel discussion for a special report on the algae bloom crisis at 2pm.  Visit the Great Lakes Now resource page on algae.