- Final Southeast Michigan Regional Meeting
Interested in environmental and conservation policy in Michigan? Come to the Conservation Summit regional meetings and then attend the big CONSERVATION SUMMIT 2003 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing on September 4.
The next (and final) regional meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 2003 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the U of M Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center (4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn - south of Ford Road, one mile west of Southfield Expressway (313) 593-5338).
Through this process, we will be constructing and shaping an agenda for Michigan's future and we want to bring every member of Michigan's environmental and conservation community together around a common, focused agenda for positive change.
OBJECTIVES: The Conservation Summit identifies issues and policy changes needed to conserve Michigan's natural resources in these fiscally challenging times. We hope to refine the prior work through reviewing the list of proposed issues and focusing our collective efforts on moving agenda items forward. Our goal is a positive experience that concentrates on identifying areas of agreement, and setting aside areas where consensus cannot be reached.
The Agenda crafted in 2001 received the approval of many conservation and environmental organizations across the state. We seek to continually review and improve the process in order to become more successful in the future.
REGIONAL MEETINGS: Regional Meetings around the state will allow individuals and organizations to have an early input in the Agenda for 2004. A final document will be finalized at the Summit on September 4, 2003.
Regional Meetings - April 11, 2003
through August 5, 2003 - we have completed 4 regional meetings so far.
1. At all meetings, the discussion
will remain positive focusing on
2. All participants will respect
the diverse views that exist throughout
3. All efforts will be made to give
organizations sufficient time to
4. The issue advocacy addressed in
the Summit will remain within the