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Title: Michigan Working Waterfronts - it's not too late
It’s not too late to sign up for the Michigan Working Waterfronts Conference, March 17-18 in Lansing.

Michigan's working waterfronts need your input!
Discuss jobs, economy, natural resources, visual and recreational access to public waters, tax policy, transportation options and other topics at the Michigan Working Waterfront conference scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17 and 18 at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing.  This event is being intentionally held in Lansing across from the State Capital in order to make it available for state legislators to attend – and there’s a good legislative panel lined up for Wednesday morning to be moderated by Mark Wyckoff, MSU Planning & Zoning Center Director.

The conference will be this year's prime opportunity to learn about new issues affecting Michigan's ports and working waterfronts and to continue related ongoing projects. You'll find a healthy diversity of discussions on how different communities across our state are defining working waterfronts and what common threads of future needs may be.

Conference at a Glance…
Tuesday-Wednesday, March 17-18, 2009

Where: Radisson Hotel
111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933

Why: Speakers from within Michigan as well as from out of state will discuss the host of issues confronting sustainable coasts and communities in our state. A panel of state lawmakers will tackle the policies and needs surrounding working waterfronts. Community planning, jobs and environmental stewardship will also be examined. (See agenda for more details.)

Who: Anyone interested in Michigan’s coastal development is invited.

Cost: $25 for early registrations before March 12; $40 after March 12. Includes two days of seminars, lunch on Tuesday, evening reception and refreshments during breaks.  

To learn more about the conference and to register, click here (or paste this address in your browser): http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/workshops/workingwaterfronts/index.html

The agenda is attached for your information as a .pdf file.

For more information on working waterfronts in Michigan, contact Mark Breederland, Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator for the Northwest District, by phone at (231) 922-4628 or email at breederl@msu.edu.


Open the attachment to see the full agenda.
Stephanie Ariganello
Associate Editor, Michigan Sea Grant
734.615.0400 (direct line)
University of Michigan
Samuel T. Dana Building
440 Church St., Suite 4044
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041

Attachment: working-waterfronts-agenda-1.pdf
Description: working-waterfronts-agenda-1.pdf