Skip to main content
Bridge Michigan
Michigan’s nonpartisan, nonprofit news source

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

event poster

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.

    Become a Bridge Club member today to regularly receive advance notification of our nonprofit newsroom’s plans, including these bimonthly environmental discussions, and receive member-exclusive benefits, such as free Bridge event tickets, copies of our bimonthly Bridge Book Club selections and more. 

    Member support allows us to offer engagement opportunities like this discussion.

    How impactful was this article for you?

    Only donate if we've informed you about important Michigan issues

    See what new members are saying about why they donated to Bridge Michigan:

    • “In order for this information to be accurate and unbiased it must be underwritten by its readers, not by special interests.” - Larry S.
    • “Not many other media sources report on the topics Bridge does.” - Susan B.
    • “Your journalism is outstanding and rare these days.” - Mark S.

    If you want to ensure the future of nonpartisan, nonprofit Michigan journalism, please become a member today. You, too, will be asked why you donated and maybe we'll feature your quote next time!

    Pay with VISA Pay with MasterCard Pay with American Express Pay with PayPal Donate Now