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Join Bridge and Circle of Blue to discuss Great Lakes, algae blooms

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Bridge Michigan invites readers to join us from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 for a Zoom discussion about the causes and cures of toxic algae blooms in the Great Lakes.

Expansive blooms of toxic algae are harming drinking water, closing beaches and creating oxygen-deprived aquatic “dead zones” in the Great Lakes. Driven by excess amounts of nutrients washing into waterways from expanding agriculture and cities, the blooms are a growing threat to the Great Lakes region.


Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue’s senior editor and chief correspondent, will moderate a discussion with Alexis Smith, community technology coordinator for Freshwater Future, Rob Michaels, senior attorney at the Environment Law and Policy Center and Paul Horny, farm manager for the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, will also deliver a special message about the topic’s importance to Michigan.

This event is in partnership with Circle of Blue and is funded by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the Bosch Community Fund

Please fill out the registration form to be sent a calendar invitation to the event, including the Zoom link. This registration form also includes an opportunity to submit questions for our guest speakers. 

How to join this live Zoom discussion

To be invited to participate in this hour-long discussion, complete this form and we’ll send you the link via a Google Calendar invitation to your email inbox. You can also pre-submit your questions to our team on this form.

To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, click here

Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

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