Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: Current Ecological Issues of the Great Lakes with James S. Diana, Director, Michigan Sea Grant College Program, University of Michigan

Monday February 15, 2010: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

The Great Lakes have undergone massive environmental change since European settlement. Landscape alteration, water use, industrial processes, overfishing, and introduction of exotic species have all contributed. Future trends for the Lakes are also difficult to predict because new species or problems intervene before the current trends are completed. So, what lies ahead for our Great Lakes - and what is their current condition today?

Join us for this fascinating presentation by James Diana, Director of the Michigan Sea Grant College Program at the University of Michigan. This event is held in conjunction with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2010, which, this year focuses on the subject of Michigan and Jerry Dennis' award-winning book The Living Great Lakes: Searching For The Heart Of The Inland Seas.