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GLIN==> Conference announcement: Lake St. Clair: Restoring the Heart of the Great Lakes, June 17-18, Port Huron, MI



~  Conference Announcement  ~
 
Lake St. Clair: Restoring the Heart of the Great Lakes
 
June 17-18, 2003
Thomas Edison Inn
Port Huron, MI
 
 
Conference Overview

Come join us on June 17-18 in Port Huron and share your views on the state of Lake St. Clair! The conference will convene stakeholders from the binational Lake St. Clair community to review, assess and advance restoration and protection efforts for the lake and its watershed. Conference objectives are to

  • Disseminate information on recent developments related to research, policy and management of Lake St. Clair.
  • Present and receive public comment on recommendations from the draft Lake St. Clair/St. Clair River Comprehensive Management Plan.
  • Discuss plans for a long-term, binational management structure for Lake St. Clair.

The conference is intended for U.S. and Canadian residents of the Lake St. Clair watershed, including resource managers, local officials, elected representatives, citizens organizations, business/industry representatives, local residents and the media.

The Lake St. Clair/St. Clair River Comprehensive Management Plan

A major focus of the conference will be to review and receive input on recommendations in the draft comprehensive management plan for Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River being prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Great Lakes Commission, and a binational team of U.S., Canadian and tribal/First Nation representatives. The draft plan is currently being developed and a detailed summary will be distributed prior to the conference. Additional information on the management plan initiative is available online at www.glc.org/stclair/.

Registration and Additional Information

The conference program and registration form will be distributed in May and will be made available online at www.glc.org/stclair/heart. For additional information, contact Matt Doss at the Great Lakes Commission at 734-971-9135, mdoss@glc.org.

The conference is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and coordinated by the Great Lakes Commission.