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GLIN==> 1st Natl Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration, Apr 13-16, 2003

Posted on behalf of Heather Bradley hbradley@estuaries.org
Conference Announcement
- April 13-16, 2003

Restore America's Estuaries

is pleased to announce the

"Inaugural National Conference on

Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration."

The conference will be held April 13-16, 2003,

in Baltimore, Maryland,

at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor Hotel

We want you to attend,

participate, and even sponsor

this conference!

The purpose of the conference is to mobilize the coastal and estuarine
habitat restoration community - including participants from the government,
corporate, non-profit and education sectors - to advance our knowledge,
practice, pace and success in habitat restoration.

Through wide-ranging national participation, we will bring together diverse
perspectives and experiences to focus on setting priorities for, planning
and executing, and monitoring progress of coastal and estuarine habitat
restoration.  The conference will address habitat restoration in coastal and
estuarine areas including the Great Lakes region, as well as trans-boundary
initiatives and issues.

Program topics will include:

Best practices and models for successful restoration,

Monitoring and adaptive management,

Regional and local planning and priority setting strategies,

Outreach and education,

Partnerships and funding opportunities,

National and state policy initiatives.

Current Conference Partners

Federal Partners:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Coastal America

State, Local and Non-governmental Partners:
American Littoral Society

Association of National Estuary Programs

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Coastal States Organization

Conservation Law Foundation

Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership

Ducks Unlimited

Estuarine Research Federation.

Galveston Bay Foundation

North Carolina Coastal Federation

People for Puget Sound

Save the Bay - Narragansett Bay

Save San Francisco Bay Association

Save the Sound - Long Island Sound

Tampa Bay Watch

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

Conference Participants:

This conference will be a seminal gathering of all the players in coastal
and estuarine habitat restoration  - targeting restoration planners,
practitioners, program managers, regulators, scientists, community leaders
and volunteers from the public and private sectors.  Restoration
practitioners and advocates from the non-profit community, supporting
industries and corporations, applied and research scientists and educators
and all levels of government - from port authorities to state and federal
agencies are encouraged to attend.  Some scholarships will be available.

See you in Baltimore in the spring of 2003!

For more information, visit http://www.estuaries.org/ or

contact Heather Bradley, Conference Coordinator at Restore America's

703-524-0248 or


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