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~ Conference Announcement ~
4th Binational Lake St. Clair Conference:
Implementing Restoration and Protection Efforts for the Heart of the Great Lakes

March 19-20, 2008
MacRay Harbor, Harrison Township, Michigan
Conference Website: http://www.glc.org/stclair/conf2008.html

Online registration now available!  Visit the conference website to register online or download a registration form.

Draft conference program now available!  The program is available on the conference website. 

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Conference Overview
Please join us on March 19-20 for the 4th binational conference for Lake St. Clair! The focus of this year's conference is implementing restoration and protection efforts for Lake St. Clair. The program will include plenary presentations to report on the status of major initiatives in the watershed, and smaller breakout sessions to focus on specific restoration and protection programs. The breakout sessions will be organized around the following topics:

A portion of the conference has also been dedicated to discussing key initiatives in the U.S. and Canadian sides of the watershed. The conference will provide ample opportunity for participation and input from attendees.

Who Should Attend
The conference is intended for resource managers, local officials, elected representatives, citizens’ organizations, business/industry representatives, local residents and the media with an interest in the Lake St. Clair watershed.

Registration
The conference registration fee is $35. You can register online or download the registration form and submit by mail or fax.  Visit the conference website for more information. 

Lodging
Lodging is available at the Best Western ConCorde Inn at 44315 Gratiot Ave. in Clinton Township. A block of rooms has been reserved for Wednesday, March 19 at a rate of $85 plus tax. The reserved block will be released on March 9, after which rooms will be provided on a space-available basis. Call the hotel at 586-493-7300 and provide the group number: 0319GLC.

Displays and Posters
Space will be available for displays and posters on restoration and protection efforts on Lake St. Clair. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to put up a display or poster and conference staff will contact you with the arrangements.

Conference Sponsors
The conference is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Canada, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and the Great Lakes Commission.

Questions and Comments
More information on the conference is available by contacting Matt Doss at mdoss@glc.org, 734-971-9135.