Lake Michigan Forum & Watershed Academy Meeting - October 28, 2015

part of the Forum Meetings initiative.
Location: Traverse City, Michigan
Project Lead / Organization: Lake Michigan Forum

Collaboration around the Basin: Lake Michigan Outreach & Education
Wednesday, October 28th 5-6:30 pm

Grand Traverse Resort - Acme, Michigan

Open to Public

Communities throughout the Lake Michigan basin fall in four states, 40 coastal counties, and thousands of cities, municipalities, and villages. Although a coordinated management approach for Lake Michigan is often encouraged, facilitating a common dialogue across communities can be challenging. Several organizations – the Lake Michigan Forum, the Watershed Academy, and Lake Michigan Stakeholders – have been doing just that. These groups connect natural resource professionals, community planners, elected officials, and the broader public on critical Lake Michigan issues. This meeting will be an opportunity to learn about the activities of these groups and future plans for public engagement and outreach in the Lake Michigan basin. Join this conversation as a participant and find out how you can plug in from your community.

5:00-5:10 pm Welcome & Introductions – Vicky Harris, Wisconsin Marine Association and Lake Michigan LAMP Forum Co-Chair

5:10-5:25 EPA Plans for Outreach and Public Participation in the Lake Michigan LAMP – Beth Hinchey-Malloy, GLNPO Lake Michigan Coordinator

5:25-5:35 Lake Michigan Forum and the Lake Michigan Watershed Academy – Todd Parker, Delta Institute

5:35-5:45 Lake Michigan Stakeholders – Todd Verboomen, East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

5:45-6:30 Q&A and Collaboration Discussion – Facilitated by Todd Parker

6:30 Adjourn to Meet & Greet Evening Reception – Hors d’ oeuvres and Cash Bar


Contact Person: Todd Verboomen, ‎[]‎

Member Projects

Forum members are involved with many projects.

Ms. Kae DonLevy

Managing the WI CLean Marina Program. Coordinating the Gatheirng Waters F… Read More

Ms. Kathy Evans

The restoration of coastal habitats, the cleanup of legacy pollution and th… Read More

Mr. Bill Hafs

Agriculture nonpoint control, Northern pike habitat restoration, buffer str… Read More

Ms. Vicky Harris

Fox River TMDL analysis for total maximum daily loads of phosphorus and sus… Read More

Mr. Martin Jaffe

Water supply planning and policy… Read More

Ms. Angela Larsen

Coordinate multi-jurisdictional planning, monitoring, and grant submissions… Read More

Ms. Kathy Luther

Comprehensive regional planning for Northwest Indiana that will protect Lak… Read More

Mr. Greg Mund

Wildlife Habitat restoration; Contaminated sediment clean-ups; Public parti… Read More

Ms. Kay Nelson

Great Lakes Compact, historical (passage) and current implementation activi… Read More

Mr. Todd Parker

Harbor & Marina Eco-EMS work… Read More

Ms. Henrietta Saunders

Public outreach on the importance of improving, conserving, protecting, fun… Read More

Mr. Bill Schleizer

Nature resource valuation and ecosystem markets.… Read More

Mr. Larry Smith

Domestic and international resource management, ecosystem rehabilitation, d… Read More

Dr. Janet Vail Ph.D

The Making Lake Michigan Tour, which is onboard public outreach and eductio… Read More

Ms. Barbara Waller

Environmental education and out-of-doors learning programs for school-age c… Read More