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July 17-20, 2004Is The Coast Clear?, Port Elgin, Ontario. The theme for this year’s third conference on Lake Huron’s coastal environment is “Lake Huron- Is it really the new pollution “hot spot” on the Great Lakes?” The emphasis will be on the implications of impacts to Lake Huron’s coast, the current state of coastal ecosystems, and discussion of initiatives being undertaken to address environmental problems. Sponsored by The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation.Phone: 519-523-4478

July 21, 2004Restoring Fish and Wildlife in Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern, Monroe, Michigan. Sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, this workshop will outline a process for achieving restoration goals for fish and wildlife impairments in Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern. Presentations will assess the status of restoration efforts and provide a recommended “pathway” for establishing measurable habitat and population targets. Contact: Matt Doss
Phone: 734-971-9135, E-mail:

July 24-28, 2004Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota.With the theme “Headwaters of Conservation,” this meeting will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers at all levels of government, along with a broad cross-section of other interest groups, to explore current issues in natural resource management and planning. Contact: Nancy Herselius
Phone: 515-289-2331, ext. 17 E-mail:

August 21-26, 2004Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Madison,Wisconsin. Some 1,500 top fisheries scientists will meet to discuss critical issues in freshwater, marine, commercial, and recreational fisheries. Hundreds of oral and poster presentations will cover an immense variety of disciplines and geographic regions. Contact: Beth Beard
Phone: 301-897-8616 ext. 220, E-mail:

You’re invited to the first-ever Grassroots Symposium!
This year’s symposium will be held at the beautiful Cedar Glen facilities, just outside Toronto, Ontario on October 16, 2004.
The annual symposium for GLAHNF grantees and other grassroots activists will focus on aquatic habitat issues, skills development, and recharging ourselves for our work. Meetings will include a grassroots grantee panel, a keynote speaker, workshops, networking, recreation, good food, and opportunities to learn from other activists doing similar work. Visit (click on “Grassroots Symposium”) for more information and to download the registration form. Scholarships are available! Stay tuned for more details!



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