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GLIN==> Conference webcast: Conference for the U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern, Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 24-25



Title: Conference webcast: Conference for the U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern, Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 24-25

Conference Webcast:

U.S. Areas of Concern Program Annual Meeting: Setting Targets, Delisting Impairments and Beyond!

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
Thursday, Sept. 25, 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon Eastern

http://epa.gov/greatlakes/live/

Wednesday September 24: (all times are Eastern Daylight Time)

* 10:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
* 10:15 AM Status Report on the U.S. Areas of Concern Program
* 11:00 AM Implementing the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration at the State Level
* 11:30 AM Public-Private Partnerships for Fish and Wildlife: Lessons from the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

* 1:00 PM  Breakout Session: Approaches for Securing Funding and Technical Support from Federal Programs for Fish and Wildlife Restoration

BREAK: 2:45-3;15 pm
* 3:15 PM Breakout Session: Case Studies of Fish and Wildlife Restoration Projects in the AOCs

Thursday, September 25, 2008:

* 8:00 AM Welcoming Remarks
* 8:15 AM Building Partnerships to Restore Wetlands: Lessons from Ducks Unlimited
* 8:30 AM Progress and Challenges in Establishing Delisting Targets for the U.S. Areas of Concern
NO Broadcast: 9:15-10:45 AM (State Breakout Sessions to Assess Obstacles and Resources Required to Complete Delisting Targets)

* 10:45 AM Meeting the Deadline: Reports from State Breakout Sessions and Open Forum
* 12:00 Noon Adjourn

Updated program online at http://www.glc.org/rap/aocconference

_______________________
Pranas Pranckevicius, CISSP
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Great Lakes National Program Office
77 West Jackson Blvd.  G-17J
Chicago, IL  60604-3590
pranckevicius.pranas@epa.gov
312 353-3437 Tel
312 353-2018 Fax
www.epa.gov/greatlakes