Friday, February 10, 2012
A workshop sponsored by the Statewide Public Advisory Council for Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern Program
This workshop convened leaders from Michigan’s 14 Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC) to review restoration priorities and coordinate efforts to address them over the coming year with resources available under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Representatives from federal agencies discussed the status of the GLRI, progress toward meeting its goals, and resources available for AOC restoration projects. Staff from Michigan’s Office of the Great Lakes reviewed current plans for the state’s AOC program, including the vision for completing restoration and moving to a new era of stewardship.
Agenda and Materials
All materials provided below are in PDF format.
All presentations provided below are in PDF format.
Michigan’s AOC Program: Planning for Restoration and Beyond: Roger Eberhardt, Michigan Office of the Great Lakes
Advancing AOC Restoration in Year Three of the GLRI U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA): John Perrecone, U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office
Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality – AOC Program: Rick Hobrla, Michigan Office of the Great Lakes
U.S. EPA – Great Lakes Legacy Act: Marc Tuchman, Great Lakes Legacy Act Program Manager
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Julie Sims, NOAA Restoration Center
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Lisa Williams, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Sustain Our Great Lakes: Todd Hogrefe, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Tony Friona, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality – Nonpoint Source Pollution Program: Bob Sweet, Water Resources Division
Changing Our Story: How to Develop a Positive Message about the Great Lakes and Water Resources in our Communities: Jeff Alexander, Owner, J. Alexander Communications
For more information on the workshop, or to request the agenda and registration materials, contact Matt Doss, Great Lakes Commission, 734-971-9135, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For background on the Statewide Public Advisory Council and Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern program, visit the Council website.