photo of Detroit RiverUWindsor will host the State of the Strait conference on ecosystem health in the Detroit River and western Lake Erie, Tuesday in Vanier Hall.

Conference to address challenges to local waterways

UWindsor will play host to the eighth State of the Strait bi-national conference on ecosystem health indicators in the Detroit River and western Lake Erie, Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Vanier Hall.

The conference is held every two years to bring together researchers, students, government managers, environmental and conservation organizations, and concerned citizens. Participants work to understand the historical conditions and current status of ecosystems to achieve a better future for local waterways.

Among this year’s State of the Strait topics are:

  • coastal wetland loss;
  • Detroit River international wildlife refuge;
  • reproductive success of threatened and endangered species;
  • phosphorus discharges from Great Lakes Water Authority’s Water Resource Recovery facility;
  • contaminants in aquatic and terrestrial wildlife; and more.

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