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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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Here is news of an EPA conference on wetlands here
in the midwest.

Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 17:26:43 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA COSPONSORS CONFERENCE ON VANISHING EPHEMERAL
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                 U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE
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CONTACT:  Phillippa Cannon, (312) 353-6218

For Immediate Release
No. 02-OPA026

MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA COSPONSORS CONFERENCE ON VANISHING
EPHEMERAL WETLANDS

CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2002) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 5 will cosponsor a two-day conference in Chicago about
vanishing ephemeral wetlands in the Midwest. These wetlands,
also known as vernal pools and seasonal ponds, hold water in
the spring and early summer or after heavy rains. They provide
habitat and food for amphibians, reptiles and migrating birds.
Many of them are disappearing in the Midwest.

Other sponsors are the Center for Reptile and Amphibian
Conservation and Management, the Conservation Foundation,  U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, the Natural Resources Conservation
Service, Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, and
the Declining Amphibian Population Task Force.

When:Feb. 20 and 21, 2002, from 8 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Where:Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Who:National experts on ephemeral wetlands.

The conference agenda is posted on EPA's web site at
www.epa.gov/region5/water/ephemeralwetlands/agenda.htm

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