State of Lake Michigan Conference 2011
The 7th biennial State of Lake Michigan Conference and the 11th annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference will be held at the Stardust Event Center connected to the Blue Chip hotel, located in Michigan City, Indiana from September 26 -28. The conference brings together elected officials, scientists, resource managers, planners, students, and citizens working to improve Great Lakes beaches and Lake Michigan, as outlined in the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan
Conference information: http://www.in.gov/dnr/lakemich/6585.htm
Conference online registration: http://www.michigancitylaporte.com/meeting-and-group-travel/2011-joint-conference-registration
Please register before September 1st to receive the reduced rate - $100 full conference registration! All registrations must be received by September 14th.
Please note that Monday field tours are limited in available space and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
The conference will be held in Michigan City, Indiana at the Stardust Event Center located in the Blue Chip Hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for conference participants and will be available Sunday night through Wednesday night, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27, and 9/28/2011 with rooms available at $79 and $99 per night plus tax rates.
A credit card guarantee or first night’s deposit is required with a twenty-four (24) hour cancelation notice. All guests will be required to provide a credit card or cash at check-in for incidental charges. Please note any reservations not received by Sunday, September 4, 2011 will be released and subsequent reservations will be taken on a “rooms available” basis and the group rate is not guaranteed.
Reservations can be made by going online to www.bluechipcasino.com/groups and enter in the group code GSL0926 or call the Reservations Department toll free at 888-879-7711.
Activities and events include field trips, workshops and a poster session.
Session abstracts are available here.
State of Lake Michigan session tracks include:
Toxics, Stressors, and Monitoring
•Resource Extraction - Impacts on Water Quality
•Next steps in AOC Monitoring and Restoration
•Prevention Actions for Toxics
•Emerging and Legacy Chemicals in our Fish
•Ecological and Human Health
Habitat and Invasive Species
•The Lake Michigan Biodiversity Strategy
•Wetland / Watershed Health and Collaboration
•Climate Change - Lake Levels, Green Infrastructure, and Adaptation
•Fish Species Health / Lake Michigan Food Web
•Regional Ocean Planning
Nearshore and Watersheds
•Dunes & Wetlands
•Coastal Wetlands Function
•Water Conservation and the Great Lakes Compact
•Lake Michigan Watershed Academy and Planning Commissions
•Harbors/Recreation: Clean & Green Marina Programs
For more information, contact:
Indiana Department of Environmental Management