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Michigan Restoration Priorities
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 12:34:42 -0500
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For More Information:  Stephen Wittman, UW Sea Grant Communications 
Coordinator, (608) 263-5371


             MADISON (8/23/04) ­ Public feedback and comments on the 
Council of Great Lakes Governors’ list of priorities for Great Lakes 
restoration and protection will be accepted through Aug. 31, according to 
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute officials.

             “We’re pleased with the feedback we’ve received so far from 
100-plus individuals who turned out for last week’s half-day workshops in 
Green Bay and Milwaukee,” said UW Sea Grant Director Anders Andren, “but we 
also want to hear from those who were unable to attend the workshops or 
perhaps hadn’t heard about them.”

             For those with Web access, Andren said an online feedback form 
is available on the UW Sea Grant Web site at 
Comments will also be accepted by email to swittman@aqua.wisc.edu, fax to 
(608) 262-0591, or mail to the UW Sea Grant Institute, 1975 Willow Drive, 
Madison, WI 53706-1177.

             Sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, the workshops were 
held to obtain input from Wisconsin residents, businesses, and private and 
public organizations on nine restoration and protection priorities 
developed by the Great Lakes governors council last October.

             “All comments received will be included, without attribution, 
in our report back to the commission,” Andren said.

             He said the top three priorities for restoring and protecting 
Green Bay and Lake Michigan selected by participants at both of last week’s 
workshops were stopping the introduction and spread of non-native aquatic 
species; controlling water, land and air pollution from diffuse sources, 
and ensuring the sustainable use of water resources while confirming state 
authority over the use and diversions of Great Lakes waters. Participants 
at both workshops added a tenth priority, noting a strong need for 
classroom and public education on all Great Lakes protection and 
restoration issues.

             The Great Lakes Commission will combine the comments from 
Wisconsin with those from the other Great Lakes states and share the 
results with the Council of Great Lakes Governors and the greater Great 
Lakes community to help build consensus and unity among the eight Great 
Lakes states for advocating for long-term, large-scale federal funding to 
restore and protect the Great Lakes, according to Andren.

             Funded by a grant from the National Sea Grant College Program, 
the workshops were organized and hosted by the UW Sea Grant Institute in 
partnership with Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources and Coastal 
Management Program.


Conceived in 1966, Sea Grant is a national network of 30 university-based 
programs of research, outreach, and education dedicated to the protection 
and sustainable use of the United States’ coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes 
resources.  The National Sea Grant Network is a partnership of 
participating coastal states, private industry, and the National Sea Grant 
College Program, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce.


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