September/October 2012 Newsletter:

Great Lakes Week on WVIZ/PBS

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and WVIZ/PBS ideastream announce a content and community engagement collaboration to provide the public with a high level of access to the Great Lakes Week summit, which will discuss the future of The Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Week summit will occur in Cleveland, Ohio, September 10-14, 2012.

Great Lakes Week encompasses significant conferences hosted by the International Joint Commission; the Environmental Protection Agency; the U.S. Areas of Concern Program; the Great Lakes Commission; The Healing Our Waters® – Great Lakes Coalition (representing 120 organizations); and Environment Canada – all leading organizations that deal with Great Lakes issues. Thirty million people in North America live in the Great Lakes Basin.

A same-day recap of information, scientific findings and public policy discussions gathered from the upcoming conferences being held in Cleveland will be broadcast Sept. 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30 pm on WVIZ/PBS. Key conference topics will include algae bloom, invasive species, recreational uses of the lakes, municipal efforts to provide clean water and adequate stormwater management.

This co-production between Detroit Public Television and WVIZ/PBS ideastream will be also streamed live on and the Ohio Channel.