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** CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT **

Keeping it on the land ... and out of the water!

Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Opportunities for the Great Lakes
Basin

Sept. 16-18, 1998
Radisson Hotel and SeaGate Center
Toledo, Ohio

**Deadline for early registration extended to Monday, August 31!**

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The conference will review current initiatives related to soil erosion
and sedimentation and other nonpoint sources of pollution and present
case studies of successful management efforts in the Great Lakes
region.  The conference will be of interest to representatives from
public agencies, citizen groups and the private sector with a role or
responsibility for soil erosion and sediment control as it relates to
water quality, agriculture, maritime transportation and other resource
uses.  The conference presentations are listed below as well as the
additional events being held in association with the conference.

REGISTRATION

The registration fee includes lunch on Thursday, breaks, and all
conference materials.  The early registration fee, by Aug. 31, is $95
U.S./$135 Can.  After Aug. 31, registration is $125 U.S./$175 Can.
Onsite registration is $150 U.S./$200 Can.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER

For more information on the conference or to request a conference flyer
and registration form, contact Matt Doss, Great Lakes Commission,
734-665-9135, mdoss@glc.org.

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

An Ecosystem Approach to Water Quality Management in the Great Lakes
Ron Nargang, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural
Resources

The Clean Water Action Plan: What Does it Mean for Soil Erosion Control
in the Great Lakes?
Geoff Grubbs, Director, Assessment and Watershed Protection Division,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Carole Jett, Special Assistant, USDA - Natural Resources Conservation
Service (invited)

Lakewide Management Plans and Other Approaches to Water Quality
Management in the Great Lakes
Tim Henry, Associate Director for Watershed and Community Based
Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The National Conservation Buffer Initiative
Thomas J. Hoogheem, Global Director of Field Environmental Operations,
Monsanto Corporation

Watershed Planning in an Urban Environment: Approaches for Addressing
Development, Imperviousness and Soil Erosion
Thomas Schueler, Executive Director, Center for Watershed Protection,
Inc.

The Federal Role in Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Activities
Representative Marcy Kaptur, Member of Congress, Ninth Congressional
District, Ohio (invited)

Addressing Resource Conservation Needs in the Midwest
Pearlie Reed, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S.
Department of Agriculture (invited)

CASE STUDY BREAKOUT SESSIONS

*  Habitat Protection and Restoration
*  Monitoring and Indicators
*  Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in an Urban Environment
*  Agricultural Practices for Erosion Control
*  Effective Communication and Education for Erosion and Sediment
Control Efforts
*  Minimizing Dredging Costs Through Prevention of Erosion and
Sedimentation
*  Streambank Management for Livestock Operations
*  Promoting Erosion Control BMPs for Business and Industry
*  Shoreline Stabilization and Erosion Control in the Coastal Zone
*  Erosion Control BMPs for Forestry Management and Road Construction
and Maintenance

ASSOCIATED EVENTS

The following events are being held in association with the conference
and are open to all conference participants.

Opportunities and Obstacles in Nonpoint Source Pollution Control: A Post
PLUARG Perspective: Sept. 16, 9:00 a.m.-Noon; sponsored by the
International Joint Commission's Science Advisory Board.

Workshop on the Beneficial Use of Dredged Material: Sept. 15, 8:00
a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sept. 16, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; sponsored by the Great
Lakes Dredging Team.  Registration fee: $20 U.S./$25 Can.

Great Lakes Dredging Team: Sept. 16, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Sept. 17, 8:00
a.m.-Noon; sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission.

National Association of Conservation Districts - Great Lakes Committee:
Sept. 16, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon.

Great Lakes Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Task Force: Sept. 15,
7:00-10:00 p.m.; sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission.


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