Staying on Target
A Regional Workshop for Establishing Restoration Targets for Great Lakes Areas of Concern
June 6-7, 2003
Workshop Program (PDF)
Registration Form (PDF)
Westin Hotel at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
The workshop will advance efforts to restore and delist Great Lakes Areas
of Concern (AOC) by facilitating the development of measurable restoration
targets for beneficial use impairments being addressed in the AOCs. The workshop
will inform Remedial Action Plan (RAP) participants about the role of restoration
targets in documenting progress toward and ultimately delisting the AOCs and
identify options for developing measurable goals for beneficial uses. Representatives
from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program
Office (U.S. EPA, GLNPO) will discuss changes in their approach to the AOC
program and their plans for implementing the Great Lakes Legacy Act.
Who Should Attend
The workshop is intended for members of local RAP groups, such as public advisory
councils and citizens advisory committees, state agency staff, and others
involved in implementing and reporting on progress in restoring the Great
Lakes Areas of Concern.
Registration and Travel Assistance
The workshop program and registration form have been distributed to members of local RAP groups and
are available on this web site. Limited travel funding will be available
to support participation from representatives from U.S. and binational AOCs.
Eligible recipients will be identified by the chairs of the local RAP groups.
The conference is being held at the Westin Hotel located adjacent to the Northwest
Airlines Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and about 30 minutes from
downtown Detroit. Overnight rooms for workshop participants are available
for the nights of June 5 and 6 at a rate of $89. To reserve a room contact
the hotel toll free at 1-800-937-8461, or directly at 734-942-6500 and ask
for a room under the block reserved for the Great Lakes Commission. The reserved
block will be released on May 23, after which rooms will be provided on a
Hotel information, including a map and directions, is also available online.
The workshop is sponsored by U.S. EPA, GLNPO and the Great Lakes Commission,
with support from the International Joint Commission and the Michigan Statewide
Public Advisory Council.
Questions and Comments
For additional information, contact Matt
Doss at the Great Lakes Commission at 734-971-9135, firstname.lastname@example.org.