12th Annual Freshwater Summit

October 25, 2019

Thank you for making the 12th Annual Freshwater Summit a success! Over 170 people engaged in meaningful conversations and learned about the latest insightful research occurring locally and throughout the Great Lakes region. The presentations are posted below, along with links with how to contact the presenters.

Climate Change Update
Peter Sinclair, Videographer, Dark Snow Project

Oil Spill Response Technology and Challenges
Steven Keck, Chief of Emergency Management and Force Readiness, U.S. Coast Guard

Emergency Services Response and Readiness for Spills
Adam Drewery, Lieutenant/Hazmat Leader, Grand Traverse Metro Emergency Services Authority

Passage Continuum: Ecological Connections of Road Stream Crossings
Erin Teubner, Field Tech/Intern, Conservation Resource Alliance

Long Lake Water Quality Monitoring Program
Abbey Hull and Michelle Preston,  NMC Water Quality Monitoring Interns, Long Lake Association

Watershed Level Responses to Environmental Threats
Heather Smith, Grand Traverse BAYKEEPER®, The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay

Resilient Communities Start with Informed Citizens
Jillian Votava, Great Lakes Educator, Inland Seas Education Association

Monitoring Nearshore Enteric Bacteria Around Torch and Bellaire Lakes Using qPCR Methodology
Matt Baker, Intern, Three Lakes Association

On-farm Conservation Practices and Environmental Risk Reduction
Lauren Silver, Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program Technician, Grand Traverse Conservation District

Great Lakes Levels and Impacts: Perspectives from 1986 to 2019
Mark Breederland, Extension Educator, Michigan Sea Grant

Michigan Swimmer’s Itch Partnership: An Overview of the Program and Current Research
Caroline Keson, Water Resource Specialist, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

Aerial Shoreline Surveys
Dennis Wiand, Photographer and Pilot, Zero Gravity Aerial
Robert Karner, Watershed Biologist, Glen Lake Association

Bioengineering on High Energy Lakes
Jennifer Buchanan, Watershed Protection Director, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

Inland Lake and Stream Monitoring: Benefits and Opportunities for Public Engagement
Jo Latimore, Aquatic Ecologist and Outreach Specialist, Michigan State University

Invasive Species and Changes in the Lake Michigan Food Web
Steve Pothoven, Research Fish Biologist, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory-NOAA

Invasive Mussel Collaborative: Advancing Management and Control of Dreissenid Mussels
Erika Jensen, Program Manager, Great Lakes Commission

Pavement Sealants and PAH Monitoring Throughout Michigan
Christe Alwin, Municipal Stormwater Program Coordinator, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, & Energy

A Tale of Cows, Dogs, and Sewage: Source Tracking Adventures
Molly Rippke, Aquatic Biologist Specialist,  Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, & Energy

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

The 12th Annual Freshwater Summit was generously sponsored by:

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