Restoring Michigan’s Great Lakes: Opportunities in Year Two of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Restoring Michigan’s Great Lakes: Opportunities in Year Two of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Lansing, Michigan

A workshop sponsored by the Statewide Public Advisory Council for Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern Program

Overview

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.

Presentations

All presentations below are provided in PDF format.

Welcoming Remarks and Workshop PurposeJeff 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 GoCameron 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 InitiativeRick 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 AgencyJohn Perrecone, U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Julie Sims, NOAA Restoration Center

U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceAmy 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 MatchDave Cowgill, U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office

Partnering with Industry to Support Contaminated Sediment Cleanups under the Legacy ActMark Kamilow, ENVIRON Corporation

Contact

For more information on the workshop, or to request the agenda and registration materials, contact Matt Doss, Great Lakes Commission, 734-971-9135, mdoss@glc.org.

For background on the Statewide Public Advisory Council and Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern program, visit the Council website.

Date: Jan 13, 2011

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Location:
Lansing Center
333 E Michigan
Lansing , Michigan 48933

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