Events

Friday, December 09, 2022 at 11:30 AM
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Slamming the brakes on road salt - Capitol Connection webinar

Applying deicing salt to snowy roads keeps motorists safe. But it can really harm the environment.

As snow and ice melt on Michigan roadways, their runoff drives an estimated 450,000 tons of salt every year into lakes, streams, wetlands, and aquifers, changing them for the worse. Increasing salinity can damage aquatic ecosystems, mobilize other toxins already present in the water, contaminate drinking water, and degrade infrastructure.

Steering away from salt applications isn’t an option. Studies show it prevents thousands of traffic accidents. But scientists, entrepreneurs, and state officials are looking for practices that might reduce its environmental impact.

Water program director Megan Tinsley (and a potential special guest from the Michigan Department of Transportation) will lay out the situation and the solutions in our Capitol Connection webinar.

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The Capitol Connection webinar series is generously sponsored by: 

Steve & Judy Dobson


Friday, December 16, 2022 at 11:30 AM
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The big takeaways of 2022 - Capitol Connection webinar

Lester Graham, of Michigan Radio, and Garret Ellison, of MLiveIf you've been following the journalism of Michigan Radio and MLive, you'll know that our state has experienced environmental threats and successes large and small—climate plans, closing coal plants, river spills, packed parks, trail projects, and so much more. Lester Graham and Garret Ellison—the outlet's respective environmental reporters—have covered each with nuance, compassion, a critical eye, and a macro-level insight.

What can we take away from the myriad environmental developments of 2022? What does it all mean for 2023 and beyond? How will Michigan's new Democrat-controlled makeup come into play?

Join Lester, Garret, and Michigan Environmental Council President & CEO Conan Smith to learn more.

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The Capitol Connection webinar series is generously sponsored by: 

Steve & Judy Dobson


Friday, January 20, 2023 at 11:30 AM
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Lake Erie Algal Bloom Report - Capitol Connection webinar

Another year, another bad algal bloom for Lake Erie, another lackluster government effort to prevent it. Join Megan Tinsley, the Michigan Environmental Council's water policy director, and a local business owner as they share the devastating impact poisonous algal blooms can have on our environment, economy, health, and happiness. They'll also share the solutions they're advocating for in Lansing and beyond.

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Can't make the event live? Register and we'll send you a recording.


The Capitol Connection webinar series is generously sponsored by: 

Steve & Judy Dobson