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GLIN==> Mini-Conference Series on Issues Affecting Coastal Communities in the Wisconsin Lake Michigan Basin



PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO ANYONE THAT MAY BE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING.

 

The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission, with assistance from U.S. EPA, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, UW-Sea Grant Institute, UW-Extension, WDNR, Brown County Land Conservation, and the Center for Land Use Education, will hold a series of mini-conferences throughout the Bay-Lake Region March 7, April 6, and April 27, 2006 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The mini-conferences will discuss stormwater management beyond detention ponds and using low impact development for economic gains; planning for eco-tourism and the economic benefits of the Great Lakes; and thinking of creative solutions to runoff pollution and dealing with phosphorus loading to the soil and waterways. Anyone who feels they would benefit from the presentations are more than welcome to attend.

There is no cost for registration, but seating and refreshments are limited, so please contact the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission if you plan to attend by calling (920) 448-2820 or by sending an e-mail to apierce@baylakerpc.org.

 

Bay-Lake Regional Mini-Conference Series #1:

 

“Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management and Residential Development -- Thinking Beyond Ponds”

 

Date:  March 7, 2006

 

2:50 - 3:00 p.m.  Registration and Refreshments

3:00 - 3:05 p.m.  Welcome - Mark Walter (Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission)

3:05 - 3:30 p.m.  Introduction to Lake Michigan Watershed and the Affects of Urban Runoff - Victoria Harris (UW-Sea Grant Institute)

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.  Stormwater Regulations and Compliance, Innovative BMPs - Roger Bannerman (WDNR)

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.  Housing Needs and Residential Development Options--Infill Development and Conservation Subdivisions - Mark Walter

4:30 - 5:15 p.m.  Low Impact Development and Conservation Subdivision Design: Benefits of Ecologically Sensitive Development - Kevin McCaffery (AES, Inc.)

5:15 - 6:00 p.m.  Cost of Community Services: Study of Land Use Decisions on a Community’s Fiscal Balance Sheet - Rebecca Roberts (C.L.U.E.)

6:00 - 6:05 p.m.  Closing Remarks - Mark Walter (Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission)

 

Location: UW-GB, Christie Theatre, University Union, Rm. 157; Green Bay, Wisconsin

 


Bay-Lake Regional Mini-Conference Series #2:

 

“Economic Impacts of Great Lakes Coastal Resources”

 

Date:  April 6, 2006

 

2:50 - 3:00 p.m.  Registration and Refreshments

3:00 - 3:05 p.m.  Welcome - Mark Walter

3:05 - 3:30 p.m.  Introduction to Lake Michigan Watershed / What is Eco-Tourism? - Victoria Harris (UW-Sea Grant Institute)

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.  Economics of the Great Lakes - Governor Jim Doyle’s Representative Appointment to the Council of Great Lakes Governors

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.  Economic Issues Associated with State Parks - Dave Marcouiller (UW-Extension)

5:00 - 5:20 p.m. Business and Local Perspective on Nature-based Tourism - Jon Kuku (Marinette Tourism Alliance)

5:20 - 5:40 p.m.  Great Lakes Tourism - Dave Hart (UW-Sea Grant Institute)

5:40 - 6:00 p.m.  Planning Tools and Funding Opportunities for Eco-Tourism - Mark Walter (Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission)

6:00 - 6:05 p.m.  Closing Remarks - Mark Walter (Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission)

 

Tentative Location: UW-Marinette, Main Administration Building, Room M110; Marinette, Wisconsin

 


 

Bay-Lake Regional Mini-Conference Series #3:

 

“Creative Solutions to Runoff Pollution”

 

Date:  April 27, 2006

 

Tentative Schedule:

2:50 - 3:00 p.m.  Registration and Refreshments

3:00 - 3:05 p.m.  Welcome - Mark Walter (Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission)

3:05 - 3:30 p.m.  Introduction to Phosphorus - Victoria Harris (UW-Sea Grant Institute)

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.  Algae Update

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.  Agricultural Runoff and BMPs Overview, and Discovery Farms Project

5:00 - 5:20 p.m.  Converting Agricultural Waste to Energy

5:20 - 5:40 p.m.  Urban Runoff Management - Sue Olson (City of Appleton Engineer)

5:40 - 6:00 p.m.  Urban Phosphorus Ban

6:00 - 6:05 p.m.  Closing Remarks - Mark Walter (Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission)

 

Location: Lakeshore Technical College, Lake Michigan Room; Cleveland, Wisconsin 


  Contact: 

 
Angela M. Pierce
Natural Resources Planner II
Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission
211 N. Broadway, Suite 211
Green Bay, WI 54303-2757
Phone:  (920) 448-2820
Fax:      (920) 448-2823
www.baylakerpc.org