Hmmm - I wonder if they’ll discuss
the beach muck? I understand that it’s not just a problem at Saginaw Bay?
-Rita Jack, Water Sentinels Project, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter
From: U.S. EPA
Sent: Wednesday, September 26,
2007 12:03 PM
Subject: Water News (Region 5):
Media Advisory: Experts to discuss Lake Michigan, Great Lakes beaches in Traverse City Oct. 3-5
CONTACTS: EPA -- Phillippa Cannon, 312-353-6218 email@example.com
Michigan Sea Grant -
Mark Breederland, 231-922-4628, cell
Great Lakes Beach
Association - Shannon Briggs, cell 517-712-3150
Media Advisory: Experts to discuss Lake Michigan, Great Lakes beaches in
(Sept. 25, 2007) - Experts will discuss Lake Michigan and Great Lakes beaches
at concurrent conferences in Traverse City, Mich., Oct. 3 to 5.
Scientists and beach managers will present the latest research on
sustainability and environmental issues affecting the lake, Grand Traverse Bay
and Great Lakes beaches.
Topics include the potential impact of climate change on Lake
Michigan, economics of a healthy lake, fisheries, invasive
species, recovering species, viral hemorrhagic septicemia, and health risks at
beaches. The keynote speaker is John Austin, lead author of the
recent Brookings Institution report "Healthy Waters, Strong Economy:
the Benefits of Restoring the Great Lakes Ecosystem."
This is the fifth biennial State of Lake
Michigan Conference and at each conference new
information and reports have been presented about changes in the lake.
conferences will be held at the Hagerty
College - Great Lakes Campus and the
Holiday Inn - West, Traverse City.
Reporters are invited to attend any of the sessions. To request an
interview with conference organizers or presenters, call Phillippa Cannon, EPA,
or Mark Breederland, Michigan Sea Grant, at the numbers above.
State of Lake Michigan and Great Lakes Beach
conferences are sponsored by EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, the Lake
Michigan Forum, Michigan Sea Grant College Program, the Great Lakes Beach
Association and the Great Lakes Regional Research Information Network.
agenda is available at http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/SOLM2007
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