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Wisconsin Waterfront Revitalization Conference –
From Vision to Reality, April 13
The conference will take place on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sheboygan,Wisconsin. Hosted by the Great Lakes Commission, the conference is designed to improve local waterfront community awareness and use of existing state and federal programs available to assist with waterfront community revitalization. The conference will also focus on maximizing the use of existing brownfields and open space/coastal resources protection programs and promoting the development of teams and partnerships. If you have any questions or comments on this event, please contact Victoria Pebbles at vpebbles@glc.org or Becky Lameka at blameka@glc.org.

Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting,
May 11 – 13, 2005,
The Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting will be at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo,NY. For more information, please contact Mike Donahue at mdonahue@glc.org. Learn more about protecting your local wetlands! The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is pleased to announce a series of Michigan statewide workshops aimed at achieving greater wetland protection at the local level. Workshops are scheduled for the following dates and locations from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Contact Jill Kimble at 231.347.1181 ext. 100 for additional information or to request a workshop registration brochure.

June 1 Grand Rapids
June 7 Traverse City
June 8 Saginaw
June 14 Alpena and Detroit/Oakland County
June 16 Ann Arbor
June 22 Marquette
June 23 Lansing

IJC Biennial meeting on Great Lakes Water Quality
June 9 – 11, Kingston, ONT
This 3-day meeting will focus on the current science and issues regarding the health of the Great Lakes, with specific discussions of a wide range of topics fundamental to the review of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and its future. For more information visit www.ijc.org/2005biennial/about_en.php.

Great Lakes United will hold its annual General Meeting in conjunction with the IJC meeting. For information call Bonnie Danni 716.886.0142

Grey Bruce Children’s Water Festival,
September 26 to 29
The annual Grey Bruce Children’s Water Festival is a fun and educational event that gives grade four students hands-on learning about the importance of water resources in everyday life. For more information visit www.waterfestival.ca.

2005 GLAHNF Grassroots Symposium,
Oct 14 and 15,
Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2005 Grassroots symposium. This year, the event will be held October 14th and 15th in Lakeside Ohio. More information and registration forms will be available soon at www.glhabitat.org.We look forward to seeing you there!

Call for Presenters!
Grassroots advocates willing to share their aquatic habitat protection stories are needed for the 2005 Grassroots Symposium! Please send a 100 word summary of your project story to Marci atmarci@watershedcouncil.org. Presentations highlighting communications efforts will receive priority. Travel stipends are available for presenters.

 

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