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Clean Water Focus of Rural Michigan Initiative

Leading economics and environmental experts will outline the major challenges facing water quality and their impact in rural Michigan.

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The Rural Michigan Initiative, a new forum for addressing local and regional environmental challenges, launches this fall with a focus on the contribution of clean water to the health and economy of the Great Lakes.

Collin O'MaraCollin O'MaraThe 2019 RMI Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Wright Leppien Opera House, Granger Student Activity Room. Economists and environmental experts will outline the major challenges facing water quality and their impact on rural Michigan.

Registration for conference attendees is $25. Register online.

“The Rural Michigan Initiative provides a forum for environmental leaders and advocates to discuss responses to the environmental challenges that exist in the Great Lakes region,” says Alma College President Jeff Abernathy. “We look forward to hosting a forum that encourages citizens and policy makers to promote the ecological health of the Great Lakes region.”

John IkerdJohn IkerdConference speakers include Collin O’Mara, president and chief executive officer of the National Wildlife Federation, and John Ikerd, visionary economist and author whose work focuses on sustainable agriculture.

Story published on October 01, 2019