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GLIN==> Making a Great Lake Superior: Online Registration Closes Oct 18th!

MAKING a GREAT LAKE SUPERIOR 2007: Oct 29-31, Duluth, MN

Final Reminder:
Online registration for the Making a Great Lake Superior 2007 conference ends Thursday, October 18th!

Register online here: http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/superior2007/

Come early, and take advantage of the St. Louis River boat tour and brunch on Sunday afternoon (field trips listed here: http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/superior2007/registration/fieldtrip), and the Climate Change forum with Will Steger on Sunday Evening: http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/superior2007/duluth/activities

NEW! Monday's lunch hour will feature a climate change panel with local experts on water levels, ecology, shipping, and resource management, and will be introduced by MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty,
chair of the National Governor's Association.

Tuesday afternoon will conclude with separate facilitated workgroups for teachers, researchers, land and resource managers, and outreach and public education.  These sessions will give you a chance to connect with others around the basin working in your field, and provide you an opportunity to discuss issues and priorities with your colleagues.

Featured Plenary Presenters at the conference include:

G. Tracy Mehan III; Former Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to becoming Assistant Administrator in 2001, Mehan was the director of Michigan's Office of the Great Lakes and a member of Gov. John Engler's cabinet.  Currently Mr. Mehan is Principal with the Cadmus Group, an environmental consulting firm, with offices in Arlington, VA.

Mark Ebener:
Fishery Assessment Biologist for the Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and chair of the Lake Superior Technical Committee since 1996

Deb Swackhamer: Interim director of the University of Minnesota's new Institute on the Environment, and a professor of environmental chemistry in the Division of Environmental Heath Sciences in the school of Public Health at the University of Minnesota

Carl Richards: Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Mid-Continent Ecology Division (MED) in Duluth, Minn. and former director of the Minnesota Sea Grant College Program

David Phillips: Senior Climatologist for Environment Canada, and frequent national radio and television commentator on weather and climate matters

Linda Mortsch: Senior Researcher, Adaptation and Impacts Research, Environment Canada; Canadian Lead Author, North American Chapter, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Global Warming Report, Toronto, ON

Joel Scheraga: National Program Director for the Global Change Research Program and the Mercury Research Program in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development.

John and Ann Mahan: Widely published Great Lakes writers and photographers, their credits include: Audubon, Backpacker, National Geographic, National Wildlife, Natural History, Newsweek, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, Sierra, Smithsonian, and many others. They are the authors and photographers of the books Lake Superior: Story and Spirit and Wild Lake Michigan.

John Austin: Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution and Vice-President of the Michigan State Board of Education; Author of the report: "Healthy Waters, Strong Economy: The Benefits of Restoring the Great Lakes Ecosystem"

Sustainable Communities: Local Governments Help Protect and Restore the
Lake, with three Lake Superior Community Mayors, and one tribal official, discussing their successes and challenges in protecting the lake
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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