Restoring Michiganís Great Lakes:
Opportunities in Year Two of the
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Thursday, January 13, 2011
333 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 483-7400
Conference Call Participants: Click here to access workshop presentations!
Sponsored by the Statewide Public Advisory Council for Michiganís Great Lakes Areas of Concern Program.
The workshop will bring together leaders from Michiganís 14 Great Lakes Areas of Concern, agency staff, consultants, community leaders and other interested parties to prepare for year two of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The program will identify restoration priorities for Michigan's Areas of Concern; review upcoming funding opportunities under the GLRI; and advance partnerships and other arrangements to prepare restoration projects for Michiganís Areas of Concern. Staff from federal agencies will discuss upcoming funding opportunities under the GLRI and will be available to answer questions. The workshop will also review the status of the Great Lakes Legacy Act and options for generating non-federal cost share for contaminated sediment cleanup projects. A networking period will follow the formal presentations during which participants can 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.
Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the U.S. EPA Administrator for the Great Lakes, will discuss progress under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and challenges for moving forward over the coming year.
Who Should Attend
The workshop is intended for all parties working to clean up Michiganís Great Lakes Areas of Concern, as well as partners who can help develop and implement proposals for cleanup projects. This includes public agencies, environmental and conservation organizations, foundations, colleges and universities, consulting firms and other interested parties.
Date, Location and Parking
The workshop will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2011. The workshop will be held at the Lansing Center, located at 333 E. Michigan Avenue in downtown Lansing. Paid parking is available at several nearby locations operated by the City of Lansing. Click here for detailed parking information.
The workshop registration fee is $50 and includes lunch, breaks, and all conference materials. To register, complete the registration form and submit it to the Great Lakes Commission. The registration fee may be paid in advance or onsite at the meeting. The registration deadline is Tuesday, January 11!
Displays and Exhibits
Workshop participants are encouraged to bring displays and informational materials to publicize their capabilities and resources to support restoration efforts in Michiganís Great Lakes Areas of Concern. Skirted display tables are available for $25. Please use the registration form to request a display table.
Overnight rooms for the night of Wed., Jan. 12 are available at a rate of $112.00 at the Lansing Radisson, located at 111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933. To reserve a room, contact the Radisson at 517-482-0188 and request a room from the "GLC111" block. The reserved block will be released on Jan. 5, after which rooms will be provided on a space-available basis.
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 Michiganís Great Lakes Areas of Concern program, visit the Council website at www.glc.org/spac.