~ Conference Announcement ~
Great Lakes Areas of Concern: Achieving Restoration Targets and Sustaining Stewardship
June 28-29, 2007
Hilton Garden Inn
This conference will convene participants from the 30 U.S. Areas of Concern to review recent developments affecting the AOC program; assess the status of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration’s AOC recommendations; identify opportunities to expedite progress on key AOC tasks; improve linkages between the AOCs, Lakewide Management Plans and other programs; and consider actions that will strengthen the regional U.S. AOC program.
The following are key topics that will be addressed at the conference:
Who Should Attend
The conference is intended for all stakeholders working to restore environmental quality in the U.S. Areas of Concern, including federal, state and local agency staff; members of local stakeholder groups; elected officials; citizens organizations; contractors and consultants involved in restoration activities; and other parties.
Registration materials will be distributed in May to members of local stakeholder groups in the U.S. AOCs. They also will be posted online at www.glc.org/rap/aocconference.
Funding is available to support participation in the conference from representatives from the U.S. Areas of Concern. The chair of each stakeholder group will be invited to designate one representative who will be eligible for travel funding.
Lodging for conference participants is available at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1100 Carnegie Ave. in downtown Cleveland. Contact the hotel at 216-658-6400 and request a room in the block reserved for the Great Lakes Commission. Rooms are available at a rate of $98.
The conference is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office; the Great Lakes Commission; the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan.
For more information, contact Matt Doss, Great Lakes Commission, 734-971-9135, email@example.com