GLUE friend Hugh McMullen, of Valerie Denney Communications in Chicago, sent us the below message regarding a not-to-be-overlooked event that, while in DC, is close to the Great Lakes heart. Hugh is going to be producing live reports on the events of Great Lakes Day, which you can check out at a blog created just for the occasion. From Hugh:
Great Lakes Day in Washington is when folks from all over the region go to DC and lobby their representatives to support Great Lakes Restoration efforts. This year GL Day is Thursday, February 28, although people are already in DC meeting and gearing up. We thought we’d use the event this year to spread the word online about Great Lakes Restoration and how people in the region can help out. We’ll be hearing from campaign leaders about legislative efforts, reports and new findings, and what people in specific cities and areas are doing for the cause. We’ll also be covering a report from Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative that examines how much local governments are spending to clean up the Lakes versus how much the federal government is spending.
We hope to generate materials you can use to talk about the issue and helpful information from leaders about getting the word out politically.
We’ve gone ahead and grabbed that RSS feed, and will feature it in our sidebar so long as they keep posting. Enjoy!