The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

October 24, 2017

Speaker: Dan Egan

A conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dan Egan 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 details 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. 

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

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