Last year’s SOLEC was very successful, offering some very useful feedback about conditions in the Great Lakes-basin ecosystem and how to present and communicate that information in the future.

Over 50 draft indicator reports were made available electronically to attendees at SOLEC 2011 in Erie, Pennsylvania, and these reports will be used to develop the main presentations at SOLEC that will be available online soon.

We are inviting SOLEC participants, indicator authors, and any other interested parties to read, review, and provide substantive comments on any or all of the reports until January 31, 2012. The draft indicator reports can be found here.

The SOLEC Steering Committee also recognized eight success story projects that exemplified strong commitment to improving the environment within the Great Lakes basin at the conference. The project summaries for those recognized projects are available here.

Congratulations to these recipients and all nominated projects.

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