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E-M:/ Lake Huron: The "Forgotten" Lake?

Enviro-Mich message from "Martha Waszak" <WASZAKM@state.mi.us>

If you are interested in Lake Huron Watershed-related issues, you are encouraged to attend *The ‘Forgotten’ Lake?  Lake Huron Watershed Conference* on June 10, 1998, at Saginaw Valley State University, sponsored by the Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Natural Resources (DNR), Agriculture (MDA), and Office of the Great Lakes.  The outcome of the conference will be recommendations for moving forward toward a common understanding of key environmental, natural resources, and agricultural issues and needs from state, federal, local and Canadian perspectives to ensure a sustainable Lake Huron Watershed.

When & Where - The conference will be June 10, 1998, at Saginaw Valley State University.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the conference adjourning about 4:15 p.m.

The conference will include presentations regarding state perspectives from DEQ Director Russ Harding, DNR Director K. L. Cool, and MDA Deputy Director Keith Creagh.  Federal perspectives will be addressed by EPA (invited), Natural Resources Conservation Service (invited), Randy Eshenroder, Senior Scientist, Great Lakes Fisheries Commission, and a representative of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (invited).  Local Perspectives will be discussed by Elizabeth Cisar, The Conservation Fund; Charles Curtiss, Saginaw Bay Land Conservancy; and Dr. Ken Merckel, Michigan Steelheaders Association.

Registration is $25 for all participants which includes continental breakfast, lunch and facility costs.  Registration forms must be received by May 27, 1998, to ensure participation.  

If you are interested in attending, please contact Jim Bredin, Office of the Great Lakes,  at 517-335-4232, or e-mail bredinj@state.mi.us.

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