Registration Available Through The Watershed Center

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan – The Freshwater Roundtable is proud to announce a series of sessions that make up the 13th Annual Freshwater Summit. Sessions for the Freshwater Summit will be held virtually on October 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 10:00 – 11:30am.

“We were unable to host an in-person event this year, but still wanted to gather as a community of learners,” said Christine Crissman, executive director of The Watershed Center. “We are looking forward to tapping into state and local expertise to discuss current challenges and opportunities facing local and regional freshwater efforts.”  

Presentations include permitting, planning, and stabilization of shorelines during high water levels; quagga mussel, lake trout, whitefish, and avian botulism research in Good Harbor Bay; equity concerns with water access and management; and lightning talks about local initiatives.

“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., sponsor of the Freshwater Summit. “We feel it is 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.”

A full agenda for each session and registration information is available online at Registration is free and open to the public.

The Freshwater Summit is a product of the Freshwater Roundtable and is organized by The Watershed Center, NMC’s Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, Michigan Sea Grant Extension, Great Lakes Environmental Center, Inc., Inland Seas Education Association, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, Grand Traverse Conservation District, Conservation Resource Alliance, and Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council. The 13th Annual Freshwater Summit is sponsored by the Great Lakes Environmental Center, Inc.

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