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Friday, September 06, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Battle of Lake Erie conservation symposium

The Tenth Annual Conservation Symposium at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Two hundred years ago, the United States fought a foreign power in the Battle of Lake Erie. Today, a new battle is being waged against opponents both foreign and domestic: invasive aquatic organisms and plant species, and local and regional water pollution sources. Attend the 2013 Conservation Symposium and hear from those working on the front lines about ongoing efforts to restore Lake Erie's health and resiliency. Learn the latest about the Asian Carp, "dead zones," phosphorous and nitrogen loads, marshland restoration efforts and more.

Collectively, the Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the Earth's surface freshwater and are among the world's 15 largest lakes. As the shallowest and warmest of these five lakes with the most productive fisheries, Lake Erie is the most sensitive to ecological damage from the effects of pollution and invasive non-native species. Many nonprofits, cities, and state and federal agencies are allying against these threats. Their work is critical to restoring ecological balance to the lake and the variety of habitats that surround it. This year's symposium features presentations from those working on several key fronts of the modern battle to secure the future of Lake Erie.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval
Cleveland, OH

More information: http://cmnh.org/site/Conservation/ConservationSymposium.aspx

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