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How to preserve the Great Lakes

Release Date: November 7, 2007

Southfield, Mich. – Chris Grubb of the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Natural Resource Center will discuss how to preserve the Great Lakes Thursday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road in Southfield.

The lecture will be in the Lear Auditorium of the University Technology and Learning Center (UTLC). Admission is free.

Forty-two million people rely on the Great Lakes for drinking water, yet the health of the lakes is seriously threatened by untreated sewage, invasive species and a changing climate. Grubb, the senior coordinator of Great Lakes Restoration and also director of Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, will discuss manageable solutions to restore the health of the Great Lakes. 

Prior to joining the National Wildlife Federation, Grubb worked at the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council where he published “Restoring the Connections: Stories of Ecosystem Restoration in the Great Lakes” and directed the Michigan Wetland Action Coalition.

The Center for Sustainability at Lawrence Tech is the sponsor. For more information about Grubb’s organization, see www.nwf.org/greatlakes.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, offers more than 60 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Founded in 1932, the 5,000-student, private university pioneered evening classes 75 years ago, and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, with education centers in Livonia, Clinton Township, Traverse City, and Petoskey. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.