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Title: Reminder: Third Annual MiCorps Conference - Register Now!

The Third Annual MiCorps Conference: Building Sustainability and Ensuring Success

October 15-16 2007
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center
Higgins Lake, Michigan

Conference web page, with agenda and registration: www.micorps.net/conference2007

Registration deadline is October 8, 2007!

The third annual Michigan Clean Water Corps -- MiCorps -- conference is an excellent opportunity for volunteer monitoring program leaders, citizen volunteers, and water resource professionals to gather and share ideas about volunteer monitoring. 

The conference will feature presentations from regional experts and provide training for both beginning and advanced monitoring programs. Conference sessions will address such topics as fundraising; managing and using your data; designing a monitoring strategy; outreach and collaboration; E. coli monitoring; and monitoring Michigan’s lakes.

In addition, representatives from MiCorps and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will review trends in water quality in Michigan and discuss the role that volunteer monitoring data plays in supporting water quality protection efforts in Michigan.  Peter Jackson, Volunteer Monitoring Coordinator for U.S. EPA’s Midwest Region 5, will present the keynote address.  He will provide a regional perspective on volunteer monitoring and discuss key issues facing volunteer monitoring programs, including program sustainability and volunteer retention.   

Three optional training sessions for volunteer monitors will be offered on Monday:

There is no charge for these training sessions, but space is limited.  The full conference program will take place on Tuesday, October 16th

For more information about the conference, and to view the conference agenda and registration, please visit our conference web page: www.micorps.net/conference2007

For more information, please contact Beth Johnson, MiCorps staff, Great Lakes Commission, 734-971-9135, ejohnson@glc.org or visit our conference website www.micorps.net/conference2007 

*****The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) was created through an executive order by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm to assist the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in collecting and sharing water quality data for use in water resources management and protection programs. For more information about the MiCorps program, please visit