Contact:
Shelli DiFranco
The Watershed Center
sdifranco@gtbay.org
231.935.1514 ext. 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11th ANNUAL FRESHWATER SUMMIT PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 26, 2018

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WATERSHED CENTER

 

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan – September 17, 2018 – The Freshwater Roundtable is proud to announce the 11th Annual Freshwater Summit. The Summit will be held on Friday, October 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College.

“Michigan’s past, present, and future are deeply connected to its clean, healthy water,” said Christine Crissman, executive director of The Watershed Center. “For our region, that’s especially true. We are looking forward to tapping into local expertise for our 11th annual freshwater gathering.”

Presentations include understanding drivers of change in Great Lakes water levels, planning to be a resilient Great Lakes community, and measuring the economic impacts of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

“In Michigan, and especially in this region, our lives are defined by water; commercially and recreationally.” 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 bring together professionals and interested residents alike to talk about water quality and water use issues that are impacting our economy, our shorelines, and our lives.”

Registration is available online at https://www.gtbay.org/our-programs/freshwater-summit/. 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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The Watershed Center is a non-profit organization that advocates for clean water in Grand Traverse Bay and acts to protect and preserve its 1,000-square mile watershed, which covers portions of Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim, and Kalkaska counties. Learn more at www.gtbay.org.

 

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