Michigan Community Conversation

The Freshwater Stewardship Corps (FSC) through the Center for Freshwater Research and Education (CFRE), is co-hosting a Community Conversation with the LSSU Political Science Club on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crow’s Nest in the Walker Cisler Center at Lake Superior State University.

In partnership with the Center for Michigan and Bridge Magazine, this event will consist of a 60 minute discussion entitled Great Waters, Great Economy. This conversation will provide participants with an opportunity to share their perspectives on Michigan’s waterways, the economic activity that depends on them, and how to balance economic development and water preservation. With the Soo Locks in our backyard and our proximity to three Great Lakes, this topic is more relevant to our region than ever.

This event is a part of the Center for Michigan’s Your Water, Your Voice campaign, a statewide public engagement campaign working to identify Michiganders’ water priorities, concerns, and goals. These conversations will result in a Citizen’s Water Agenda, which will be delivered directly to elected state leaders to amplify your voice straight to Lansing.

The Center for Michigan is a nonpartisan “think-and-do” tank striving to be the state’s “citizenship company”. The Center has spent the last decade traveling around Michigan, listening to resident’s policy priorities. Every year, consensus opinions are amplified to state leaders to achieve policy change. You can learn more about the Center for Michigan at thecenterformichigan.net. The Center also publishes Bridge Magazine, which was named Newspaper of the Year by the Michigan Press Association four years running. If there are any questions about the event, contact Molly Wozniak at mwozniak1@lssu.edu.

The Freshwater Stewardship Corps, the community action arm of CFRE, focuses on developing and participating in events that promote Great Lakes conservation and stewardship. We strive to connect LSSU students and local community members in taking action toward conserving Great Lakes freshwater resources. Our vision is to inspire our community to sustain the health of our Great Lakes. We hope that you will join us in taking action toward our vision of raising awareness about the importance of freshwater by attending this event.