Thursday, January 13, 2011
A workshop sponsored by the Statewide Public Advisory Council for Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern Program
Over 200 people attended this workshop to prepare for year two of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The program identified restoration priorities for Michigan’s 14 Great Lakes Areas of Concern; reviewed upcoming funding opportunities under the GLRI; and helped advance partnerships and other arrangements to prepare restoration projects for Michigan’s Areas of Concern. Staff from federal agencies were there to discuss upcoming funding opportunities under the GLRI. The workshop also reviewed the status of the Great Lakes Legacy Act and options for generating non-federal cost share for contaminated sediment cleanup projects. A networking period followed formal presentations and provided an opportunity for participants to meet with Area of Concern leaders, agency staff, consultants and other partners to discuss project ideas and consider the best approach for developing funding proposals.
Agenda and Materials
All materials below are provided in PDF format.
- Final Agenda
- Participants List
- GLRI Action Plan
- MI-Great Lakes Plan Executive Summary Brochure
- MI-Great Lakes Plan
- Guidance for Delisting Michigan’s Areas of Concern
- Strategy for Delisting Michigan’s Areas of Concern
- Michigan’s Areas of Concern Frequently Asked Questions
All presentations below are provided in PDF format.
Welcoming Remarks and Workshop Purpose: Jeff Spoelstra, Chair, Statewide Public Advisory Council for Michigan’s Areas of Concern Program
Keynote Remarks: Taking the Initiative: Where We’ve Been, Where We Still Need to Go: Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the U.S. EPA Administrator for the Great Lakes
Overview of Michigan’s Areas of Concern Program and Integration with the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Rick Hobrla, Michigan Office of the Great Lakes
Overview of Restoration Priorities in Michigan’s Areas of Concern: Michigan AOC Program Staff
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: John Perrecone, U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Julie Sims, NOAA Restoration Center
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Amy McGovern, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Sustain Our Great Lakes: Todd Hogrefe, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Status Report on the Great Lakes Legacy Act and Approaches for Generating Non-Federal Match: Dave Cowgill, U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office
Partnering with Industry to Support Contaminated Sediment Cleanups under the Legacy Act: Mark Kamilow, ENVIRON Corporation
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.