|Time:||11:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|Location:||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - Dana Natural Resources Building|
Michigan's Great Lakes are our most valuable resource. Join the Green and Blue Network: Families for Great Lakes Land and Water on Saturday, March 10 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from 11am – 2 pm for the first of three GBN events scheduled for this year, "Great Lakes Basin Issues & How Michigan Foundations Can Make A Difference." The event is designed for family foundations and donor advised funds to learn about current environmental challenges to the Great Lakes and Michigan. (Directions)
Lana Pollack, a longtime advocate for protecting the Great Lakes and Chair of the U. S. section of the International Joint Commission to oversee resource protection and resolve disputes over the U.S./Canada boundary waters will present the program with University of Michigan Professor, David Allan, a highly regarded Great Lakes ecologist and CMF Scholar in Residence. Together they will share their insights on “Protecting the Great Lakes: 100 years of Trial and Error with Our Neighbors to the North" their talk will illuminate the history, politics and science that explain why the Lakes need continuous attention and protection.
Questions to be addressed:
· How healthy are the Great Lakes?
· What are the most urgent needs to ensure healthy waters?
· What are different organizations and agencies doing to help?
Participants will have an opportunity to share their environmental interests throughout the day and discover ways family foundations, donor advised funds and individuals can work together on effective and strategic environmental grantmaking. The program will conclude with a docent guided tour of the "Green" Dana Natural Resources Building.
Lana Pollack, Chair of the U.S. Section, International Joint Commission, Lana Pollack was appointed Chair of the U.S. Section, International Joint Commission by President Obama in 2010. Mrs. Pollack served from 1996-2008 as president of the Michigan Environmental Council, a coalition of 70 environmental organizations working to protect the Great Lakes and Michigan's environment. She was elected three times to the Michigan legislature, serving as state senator from 1983-1994. (Bio)
Professor David Allan, CMF Scholar in Residence (Profile)
Tom Cook, Executive Director, Cook Family Foundation
Tom Porter, President, Porter Family Foundation
Family Foundations, Donor Advised Funds and individuals interested in the environment
Members: $30.00 (Includes Lunch)
Nonmembers: $45.00 (Includes Lunch)
Cancellations & Refunds: Please email email@example.com with any changes to your registration. Full refunds will be made for cancellations made before 03/07/12. Cancellations after 03/07/12 will include a $20.00 fee.
Participants may park in the Maynard Parking Structure or the S. Forest Parking structure, both lots are marked on the map found below. The red line on the map indicates walking directions to the Samuel T. Dana Natural Resources Building. We will be meeting in room 1024.
The addresses of the two lots are listed below.
• Maynard Parking Structure at 324 Maynard Street, Ann Arbor
• S. Forest Parking structure 650 S. Forest, Ann Arbor
Contact Deb Palms via email or call 313-566-2444 Ext. 213