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Posted on behalf of Irene Miles <miles@uiuc.edu>

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Dam Removal Workshop: What's Next?
http://www.iisgcp.org/newevnt/03jun.htm
May 6,  2003


Source:     Leslie Dorworth (219)989-2726; dorworth@calumet.purdue.edu

Dam Removal Workshop: What's Next?

Removing older dams that are in need of repair or replacement can improve
fish, wildlife, and biodiversity quality in a river, increase recreational
opportunities and create safer waterways. But after the dam is gone, what
needs to be done? At an upcoming one-day workshop, experts from a variety of
perspectives will answer this question.

The "Beyond the Basics of Dam Removal and Modification Workshop" will be
held on June 4, 2003 at the Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois. It
is sponsored by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Purdue University Calumet and
Chicago Wilderness.

"This workshop will provide the tools you need when considering a dam
removal project in your area. Widely-talented speakers from across the
country as well as from our own backyard will discuss critical issues that
arise when a dam is removed," said Leslie Dorworth, Illinois-Indiana Sea
Grant aquatic ecology specialist. Topics include habitat restoration, fish
passages, exotic species, sediment transport, regulatory considerations and
community attitudes.

"Many people are recognizing that obsolete, unsafe dams can be removed in a
cost-effective manner that will benefit their community," said Dorworth.
This workshop can provide critical information for natural resource
managers, environmental consultants, park department staff, landscape
architects, consulting engineers, city planners, public work directors and
municipal engineers as they assess local needs.

The workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast, and runs
until 5:00 p.m. Space is limited, so register early. The registration cost
before May 21 is $85; after that date the cost is $100. This fee includes
lunch, refreshments, and conference materials. To register by mail, send a
check to EE&WR--Attn: Thomas Burke, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.,
9575 W. Higgins Road, Suite 600, Rosemont, IL 60018.  Please include contact
information.

If you would like more information about the workshop, contact Leslie
Dorworth at (219) 989-2726 or dorworth@calumet.purdue.edu. The workshop
brochure is available online at www.iisgcp.org; click on Events.

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The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program is one of 30 National Sea
Grant College Programs. Created by Congress in 1966, Sea Grant combines
university, government, business and industry expertise to address coastal
and Great Lakes needs.  Funding is provided by the National Oceanic
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U. S. Department of Commerce, the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Purdue University at West
Lafayette, Indiana.


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