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GLIN==> Making a Great Lake Superior: 2nd Call for Participation

Making a Great Lake Superior 2007's 2nd Call for Participation is now available, with additional information about the conference. The 2nd Call for Participation can be accessed online here:

Abstracts are due by June 15th, and registration begins in Early June
Please forward to your contacts and interested persons!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the Making a Great Lake Superior 2007 conference, being held in Duluth, Minnesota from October 29 to 31, 2007. This conference is focused on the most pressing issues facing the Lake Superior ecosystem and incorporates how research, education, and resource management are attempting to address these issues. We look forward to lively dialogue among people of different disciplines, and we will also be holding facilitated workgroups to develop recommendations and priorities for future research, education, outreach, and management.

Protecting and restoring the Great Lakes is of binational importance. Research continues to provide important insights on ecosystem functions, the impacts of human activities, and effective ways to reduce those impacts. Education and outreach provide vital links among basin residents and stakeholders, researchers, and resource managers. The needs of basin communities are evolving as populations change and economic and cultural paradigms shift. Making a Great Lake Superior 2007 will unite people throughout the Lake Superior Watershed in discussions about:

· Transforming research results into effective protection and restoration of Lake Superior,

· How management approaches and projects reflect priorities,

· Information needs of land and resource managers, and how this information can best be brought to bear on critical issues

· The role of educators to help ensure accurate information about Lake Superior is reaching the right audiences in the right way, and

· The role of citizen groups and individuals in protecting Lake Superior.
On behalf of the conference Co-Chairs,
Liz, John, Jesse and Jan

Elizabeth LaPlante, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Great Lakes National Program Office, 77 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60604

John Marsden, Environment Canada, 4905 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3H 5T4

Jesse Schomberg, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program, 2305 E. 5th St, Duluth, MN 55812

Janet Keough, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Midcontinent Ecology Division, 6201 Congdon Blvd., Duluth, MN 55804

-- Jesse Schomberg Assistant Professor-Extension Educator Minnesota Sea Grant College Program 2305 E 5th St Duluth, MN 55812-1445 www.seagrant.umn.edu ph: 218-726-6182 fax: 218-726-6556 www.northlandnemo.org jschombe@d.umn.edu www.lakesuperiorstreams.org

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