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Great Lakes Panel

Great Lakes Cleanup Creates Economic Gains for Michigan



Thursday, August 21 (Reception at 5:30pm, Panel Begins at 6pm)

Wayne County Community CollegeDetroit Campus

1001 West Fort Street; Detroit (Community Room 236)



Panelists and topics include:


Scott Cieniawski

Environmental Protection Agency – Great Lakes National Program Office

 Mr. Cieniawski will discuss the Great Lakes Legacy Act, its history, and its benefits to the region.


Michael Alexander

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Mr. Alexander will discuss how the state of Michigan has utilized Great Lakes Legacy Act funds.


Mary Bohling

Michigan Sea Grant and Detroit River RAP Advisory Council

Ms. Bohling will highlight a local Area of Concern that benefited from Great Lakes Legacy Act funds.  She will discuss the clean-up of Elias Cove (formerly known as Black Lagoon) and the importance of Legacy Act funding for that project in the Detroit River AOC.


Roy Schrameck

Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.

Mr. Schrameck will discuss the economic benefits of cleaning up Areas of Concern to his business.





Contact Sierra Club at 313-965-0055 or melissa.damaschke@sierraclub.org





Melissa Damaschke

Sierra Club Great Lakes Representative

2727 Second Avenue, Room 318

Detroit, MI 48201

Phone:  (313) 965-0055

Website:  www.sierraclub.org/greatlakes


Together, we will keep the Great Lakes GREAT!