Water quality in the Detroit region will be discussed by a panel of experts on Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Architecture Building auditorium at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The event is free and open to the public.
The panel discussion is part of the “Freshwater Metropolis” series produced by online publication Model D to focus attention on why water is an integral part of the identity of the southeast Michigan region and why this invaluable resource requires protection. The series has introduced the issues around water quality and stormwater runoff and demonstrated how residents – from what they do in their backyards to how they participate in the development of public policy – affect the Detroit-area watersheds and the greater Great Lakes Basin.
LTU Professor Donald Carpenter will moderate the panel discussion on how “green” and “blue” infrastructures are transforming our region and what concerned citizens can do to be a part of this movement. The panel will include:
- Khalil Ligon, Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP)
- Nina Ignaczak, Clinton River Watershed Council
- Jeff Klein, Detroit Farm and Garden
- Gerard Santoro, Macomb County Planning and Economic Development
Click this link to RSVP for the free panel discussion on May 23.