FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2005
FUTURE OF OHIO’S LAKE ERIE BASIN:
BALANCING LAND USE AND WATER QUALITY
ELYRIA, OH– A conference to explore the effect of land use on Lake Erie
– past, present and future – is expected to attract more than 200
planners, public officials, resource managers, building industry professionals
(home builders), and scholars on Thursday, December 1, 2005. “The Future
of Ohio’s Lake Erie Basin: Balancing Land Use and Water Quality”
conference will examine the land-water connection for the Lake Erie basin as it
stretches across northern Ohio.
It will be held at the John A. Spitzer Conference Center
on the campus of Lorain County Community College
Featured speakers will include:
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Toledo), Member of the Appropriations
Committee, Agriculture (Invited)
Dr. Sam Speck, Director, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Dennis Eckart, former Member of Congress, Partner, Law Firm of Baker &
Dr. Jeffery M. Reutter , Director, Ohio Sea
Grant College Program
Dr. Elena Irwin, Associate Professor, Agricultural Environmental and
Developmental Economics, The Ohio
Presentations will cover an historical retrospective on how
agriculture and land development in the basin have affected water quality in
Lake Erie; an analysis of federal policy as it has affected the basin; and the
Lake Erie Balanced Growth Initiative and other programs that will determine the
future of the Lake and its
Conference planners include the Ohio Sea Grant College Program in collaboration
with the Ohio Coastal Training Program, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Wildlife, Ohio Lake Erie Commission, Ohio State University
Extension, Greater Ohio, and the Smart Growth Education Foundation.
To register for the conference, go to www.northcoastbia.com.
Cost is $40.00, which includes breakfast, lunch, and conference materials.
Deadline to register is November 23, 2005.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Joe Lucente 419.213.2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org