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Ohio Lake Erie Conference



**CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT**

7th Annual Ohio Lake Erie Conference
"State of Our Lake - 1998"
Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998
Kent State University ~ Ashtabula Campus
Ashtabula, Ohio

NOTE: Deadline for registration is Sept. 18, 1998

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW	

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is pleased to present its annual environmental conference focusing on efforts to preserve, restore, and protect Lake Erie, and introducing Ohio's Lake Erie Quality Index and the state's Coastal Resources Inventory. Presentations will include status reports on the health of Lake Erie as well as all of the Great Lakes. The Commission will announce the 1998 Lake Erie Protection Fund (LEPF) awards and present an overview of this grant program, administered by the Commission.  Four successful LEPF projects will be featured, showcasing the success of this grants program benefitting Lake Erie.  This conference will bring together researchers, concerned citizens, Great Lakes representatives, state, local, and Canadian government officials. The conference presentations are listed below. 

REGISTRATION:

The registration fee is $25.00. This registration fee includes a continental breakfast, Lake Erie luncheon buffet (choice of walleye or stuffed chicken breast), any special dietary needs, refreshments at breaks, conference materials, and free campus parking. The registration deadline is September 18, 1998.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:

For more information on the conference or to request a conference flyer and registration form, contact Jill Woodyard, Ohio Lake Erie Office, 419/245-2516, jill.woodyard@www.epa.state.oh.us

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS:

Donald Schregardus, Director of Ohio EPA and Chair of Ohio's Lake Erie Commission
-Welcome

Keynote Speaker: Commissioner Robert Boggs, Ashtabula County Commissioner

Indicators of Great Lakes Health
-Moderator: Donald C. Anderson, Director of Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Indicators from a Great Lake Perspective
-Harvey Shear, Environment Canada
Ohio Lake Erie Quality Index
-Dr. Jeffery Busch, Director of Ohio Lake Erie Office and Secretary of Ohio Lake Erie Commission
Lake Erie Environmental Indicators
-Roger Thoma, Ohio EPA
Lake Erie Recreational Indicators
-James Morris, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (invited)
Lake Erie Economic Indicators
-Steven R. Kelley, Ohio Department of Development 

Announcement of Lake Erie Awards
-Donald R. Schregardus, Director of Ohio EPA and Chair of Ohio's Lake Erie Commission

Protecting our Great Lakes- Ohio's Lake Erie Protection Fund
Lake Erie Commission Progress Report
-Donald Schregardus, Director of Ohio EPA and Chair of Ohio's Lake Erie Commission
Announcement of 1998 Lake Erie Protection Fund Grant Awards
-Donald Schregardus, Director of Ohio EPA and Chair of Ohio's Lake Erie Commission

Lake Erie Protection Fund Projects
Introduction to Lake Erie Commission Initiative ~ Coastal Resources Inventory
-Donald C. Anderson, Director of Ohio Department of Natural Resources
A Demonstration of Lake Erie Coastal Resources Inventory and Interactive Mapping
-Michael Colvin, Ohio Department of Natural Resources; Coastal Management
-Julie Wagemakers, Great Lakes Commission
Aqua-Bloc -Ottawa River Restoration
-John Hull & Associates
Lake Erie Phosphorus Levels
-Dr. Robert Heath, Kent State University
A Collaborative Project to Reduce Emissions of Tetrachlorethyene to Lake Erie -- wet drycleaning method
-A. Gus Eskamani, Ph.D; CAMP
Implementation of House Bill 110 Project in Ashtabula County
-Rollin Havens, Ashtabula County Health Department