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GLIN==> Detroit River Conference - March 2001



Posted on behalf of Pat Murray <pmurray@uwindsor.ca>

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STATE OF THE STRAIT CONFERENCE

New Knowledge, Expert Speakers at Milestone Conference

Plan to join us on Tuesday, 27 March 2001 to learn what leading researchers
have to say about the state of the Detroit River watershed.

The Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) at the
University of will host State of the Strait: The Detroit River on the 300th
Anniversary of French Settlement of the Detroit-Windsor Region.

The conference will bring together natural and social scientists, resource
managers and interested citizens working on the rehabilitation and
protection of the Detroit River ecosystem to share research, monitoring and
management data on the state of the Detroit River.

Current co-sponsors of the conference are Environment Canada, the
University of Windsor, the University of Michigan-Dearborn,  Michigan Sea
Grant, Detroit Edison - A DTE Energy company, and the Windsor Port
Authority.

Invited speakers will address:

Historic development and uses of the Detroit River
Changes in the river's fishery, biota and benthos over time
Current habitat and biodiversity
Stressors of the river's environmental health
Assessment of environmental stressors relating to waterfront development
  and new urbanism and neighborhoods
Progress in developing a monitoring strategy under the Four Party Agreement
  (Environment Canada, US Environmental Protection Agency, Michigan
  Department of Environmental Quality and the Ontario Ministry of
Environment
  and Energy)

Call for Posters/Displays
We invite you to tell your success stories. If you have a cleanup, research
or remediation project of potential interest to others working on the
Detroit River, please contact Jennifer Read at  GLIER, University of
Windsor. If you are a collaborator please indicate if your organization or
agency requires display space. Contact: Jennifer Read (jread@uwindsor.ca) no
later than 5 January 2001.

Registration
Although registration is free, pre-registration by 5 March is required
online at http://www.uwindsor.ca/glier by e-mail (send your name,
affiliation, telephone number and e-mail address to jread@uwindsor.ca or
pmurray@uwindsor.ca
by telephone at 519 - 253-3000 ext. 3757 or 2045 (Canada) or 313 - 963-6112
ext. 3757 or 2045 (US).

Web Address
Conference details appear on the GLIER homepage at
http://www.uwindsor.ca/glier

Contacts
Jennifer Read
(jread@uwindsor.ca or phone 519.253.3000 ext. 3757)
Pat Murray
(pmurray@uwindsor.ca or phone 519.253-3000 ext. 2045)

This event will be held in conjunction with the Lake Erie at the Millennium
conference (Contact Jan Ciborowski, cibor@uwindsor.ca).


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