Contact:
Christine Crissman
The Watershed Center
ccrissman@gtbay.org
231.935.1514 ext. 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

10th ANNUAL FRESHWATER SUMMIT PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 20, 2017
REGISTRATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WATERSHED CENTER

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan – September 8, 2017 – The Freshwater Roundtable is proud to announce the 10th Annual Freshwater Summit. The Summit will be held on Friday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College.

“We’re celebrating ten years of freshwater education right here in our community,” said Christine Crissman, executive director of The Watershed Center. “We have a strong speaker bench with a range of topics facing our Great Lakes.”

Presentations include meteotsunami’s in the Great Lakes, the Boardman River FishPass project, swimmer’s itch, and a lightening session featuring eight-minute talks on local research and restoration projects, including an update on this summer’s green infrastructure installations on Kids Creek in Traverse City.

“It’s great to see so many environmental organizations and shareholders continuing to come together to share information with colleagues and residents,” said Dennis McCauley, president of the Great Lakes Environmental Center, Inc., one of the sponsors of the Freshwater Summit. “We feel it’s valuable to not just talk within our same circle of professionals, but to invite others to hear about water issues and monitoring efforts in our region.”

Registration is available online. Cost is $35/person or $15/student, and includes lunch.

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

 

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