7:00 p.m. Refreshments and networking
7:30 p.m. Project announcements
8:00 p.m. John Hartig, PhD, with Bringing Conservation to Cities
Learn about environmental and political success stories related to the Detroit River. Dr. John Hartig’s most recent book, Bringing Conservation to Cities: Lessons from Building the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management Society, 2014), is about how the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is making nature part of everyday urban life by inspiring and developing the next generation of conservationists in cities where 80% of U.S. and Canadian citizens live.
John Hartig is a limnologist with 30 years of experience in environmental science and natural resource management. He is the Refuge Manager for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, North America’s only international wildlife refuge, https://www.fws.gov/refuge/detroit_river/ and https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/refuge%20fact%20sheet.pdf.
John is also a board member of Detroit River Front Conservancy. He wrote Burning Rivers: Revival of Four Urban-Industrial Rivers that Caught on Fire, as well as authoring or co-authoring over 100 publications on the Great Lakes. John has received a number of awards for his work, including the 2003 Anderson-Everett Award from the International Association for Great Lakes Research and the 1993 Sustainable Development Award for Civic Leadership from Global Tomorrow Coalition.