The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

Algal bloom in Lake St. Clair 2014.
Algal bloom in Lake St. Clair 2014. NOAA.

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dan Egan will discuss his new book exploring the perils facing the Great Lakes and ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior hold 20 percent of the world's surface freshwater. Yet they are under threat due to industry, invasive species, and climate change. Egan will detail the history of human impacts on the Great Lakes, including the consequences of linking the once isolated lakes to the Mississippi River and Atlantic Ocean.

Learn about invasive mussels, toxic algae, water insecurity, and what citizens can do to ensure the Great Lakes have a healthy future. Books will be available for purchase by Merritt Bookstore. 


Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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