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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Experts, officials and nonprofit groups are holding the sixth annual Freshwater Summit on Friday in Traverse City to discuss issues facing the Great Lakes and other bodies of water.

This year's summit is titled "Our Water, Our Future."

Tom Kelly is executive director of the Inland Seas Association and is helping organize the program.

He tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle that it's an "important report to the public on what the latest science is concerning Grand Traverse Bay."

Speakers include Jim Bredin, an Asian carp official with the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Great Lakes water levels and invasive species are key topics at the event. Organizers say registration is full for the event at the Hagerty Center.