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Title: Lake Michigan: State of the Lake Conference and Annual Great Lakes Beach Association Meeting -- Last Call for Early Registration Discounts!
Posted on behalf of Victoria Harris <harrisv@uwgb.edu>

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* * * * Lake Michigan: State of the Lake Conference and Annual Great Lakes Beach Association Meeting, November 2-3, 2005 * * * *

Register before October 11 to take advantage of early registration discounts and hotel conference room rates!

The Lake Michigan LaMP Forum and the Great Lakes Beach Association are pleased to invite you to attend their upcoming joint conference -- Lake Michigan: State of the Lake and Great Lakes Beach Association Annual Meeting.  The full conference agenda, online registration and hotel information may be found at www.aqua.wisc.edu/solm.  A program overview and registration form are attached.

Sessions focus on research, management, and remedial actions that address:

§       Contaminants and Sediment Remediation
§       Monitoring, TMDLs and the Lake Michigan Mass Balance Study
§       Eutrophication and Harmful Algal Blooms
§       Fisheries, Food Webs and Aquatic Nuisance Species
§       Coastal Habitat Protection, Restoration, and LaMP Targets/Indicators
§       Coastal Dynamics
§       Great Lakes Observing Systems and Remote Sensing Tools
§       Sustainable Surface and Ground Waters 
§       Tourism and Economics
§       International Perspective: Beach Programs and Research in Scotland, Canada and U.S.
§       State and Local Beach Issues for the Great Lakes
§       Pathogens and Forecasting Models

Two optional adjunct meetings are also planned. 

§       The U.S. and Canada will launch a review of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement in early 2006 and are consulting residents about how it has worked so far and whether it should be changed.  A public consultation meeting will take place Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 7:00 pm at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI.

§       The Great Lakes Beach Association, USGS, NOAA, and EPA are holding a Beach Health Research Workshop to listen to the needs and concerns of beach managers, public health officials, and other stakeholders and to define research priorities for addressing beach closure and recreational water quality issues in the Great Lakes.  The workshop will be held on Friday, November 4, 2005 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI.

The conference will be held at the new KI Convention Center adjacent to the Fox River in downtown Green Bay.  The Center is connected to the Regency Suites (Green Bay?s only all-suite hotel) and across the street from the Holiday Inn City Centre Hotel.  Both hotels are offering exceptional room rates of $62/night for government or university employees.  (The conference rate at the Regency Suites will be $92 for non-government attendees). You must reserve your hotel room by Oct. 11 to receive the conference rates.

The low registration rates are made possible through the generous support of U.S. EPA, the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.  Additional conference partners include the Great Lakes Commission, the Lake Michigan Monitoring Coordinating Council and the Annis Water Institute at Grand Valley State University.

Attachment: SOLM brochure.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document