The Freshwater Summit is an annual conference of environmental professionals and concerned citizens focusing on current issues facing the Great Lakes region. The next Freshwater Summit will be held Oct. 30, 2015 at the Grand Traverse Resort as part of the 9th Biennial State of Lake Michigan/15th Annual Great Lakes Beach Association Joint Conference.

When: Friday, October 30, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Grand Traverse Resort

Recent research has found anywhere from 1,500 to 1.1 million microbeads per square mile in the Great Lakes. Photo courtesy of Greg Wohlford, Erie Times-News.

Recent research has found anywhere from 1,500 to 1.1 million microbeads per square mile in the Great Lakes. Photo courtesy of Greg Wohlford, Erie Times-News.

Keynote Address and Panel: Microplastics in the Great Lakes disccusion lead by Dr. Sherri Mason, Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science Program Coordinator, State University of New York, Fredonia

Topics:

  • Great Lakes evaporation
  • Coast wetlands
  • Local research and restoration projects (stormwater management, groundwater evaluations, Schoolship monitoring, and the Boardman River Dams Ecosystem Restoration Project)

Cost:

  • $45/person
  • $25 for students
  • Includes lunch

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Freshwater Summit is a product of the Freshwater Roundtable and in 2014 was organized by The Watershed Center, NMC’s Water Studies Institute, Michigan Sea Grant Extension, Great Lakes Environmental Center, Inland Seas Education Association, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, and Grand Traverse Conservation District.

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