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GLIN==> Attend a Great Lakes Islands Workshop in July and August 2006



Submitted by: Karen Vigmostad VigmostadK@windsor.ijc.org
 

Attend a Great Lakes Islands Workshop in July and August 2006

Island owners, managers, policymakers, and interested citizens are invited to attend any of the Great Lakes islands workshops to hear the latest information about the islands and review draft documents:

*July 28 in Traverse City, Michigan (Lake Michigan) -- Presenters are Dr. Franchesca Cuthbert, Dr. David Ewert, and Dr. Karen Vigmostad.

*July 31 in Thunder Bay, Ontario (Lake Superior) -- Presenters are Mr. Dan Kraus and Dr. Karen Vigmostad.

*August 3 on Grosse Ile, Michigan (Detroit River) -- Presenters are Ms. Megan Seymour, Dr. David Ewert, and Dr. Karen Vigmostad.

*August 21 in Clayton, New York (St. Lawrence River) -- Presenters are Ms. Megan Seymour, Mr. Dan Kraus, and Dr. Karen Vigmostad.

Workshop details are available online (www.greatlakesislands.org) and there is no cost to attend.  Up to ten $50 honorariums per workshop are available to support the travel expenses of members of NGOs, tribes, and First Nations involved and interested in the islands.  An application is available on the website and at each workshop.

The workshops are part of a three-year Canada-U.S. project funded by the U.S. EPA?s Great Lakes National Program Office to create a Framework for the Binational Conservation of Great Lakes Islands.  Project team members are from the Northeast-Midwest Institute, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy-Great Lakes Program, Nature Conservancy of Canada, and the University of Minnesota.

Each workshop will include:

*An open house to view maps and other materials

*A PowerPoint presentation with the latest information about the islands

*A question-and-answer period

*Informal discussions and networking

Prizes will be awarded those traveling the longest distance to each workshop! We hope you can join us, or otherwise participate!

Please note that workshop handouts are available on line now (www.greatlakesislands.org), and the PowerPoints and extensive Framework Report will be available soon for review and comment regardless of your ability to attend a workshop. Please check our website frequently for updates, or email info@greatlakesislands.org for more information.